Arsenal are reportedly interested in German ace Arnie Maier with some news outfits claiming that the Gunners have sent scouts to watch the player.
Maier has emerged as one of the key players for Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin as he has featured in all their matches so far in the league. His performances have attracted attention and Arsenal and Premier League rivals Manchester United are said to be monitoring his performances.
Arsenal apparently believe that Maier could bring a physical presence to the midfield and has the necessary technical skills to fit Unai Emery’s style.
Arsenal have displayed improved performances in the midfield with the arrival of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi this summer. However, there remains that feeling that the midfield is still a bit short in personnel. Furthermore, the impending departure of Aaron Ramsey in the summer means that the club needs to bring in replacements.
Maier is expected to cost within the region of £30 million, which is affordable for the Gunners but much more than they paid for both Guendouzi and Torreira combined. This transfer could prove difficult for the Gunners if United decides to engage in a bidding war.
Arsenal currently lies 5th on the EPL table below Chelsea in 4th on goal difference.