Borussia Dortmund to focus on Arsenal star as Lewandowski leaves - Report

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Bild has suggested that Borussia Dortmund will turn to Arsenal star Serge Gnabry as Jurgen Klopp looks to fill part of the attacking the void created by Robert Lewandowski at the end of the season.

The current BVB striker has confirmed that he will sign for Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich when his contract expires in the summer, with Klopp apparently ready to stick to the blueprint which has made his side so successful in the modern era.

That leaves Dortmund without one of their key attacking components and an opportunity for Klopp to bring in several exciting new attacking talents.

Arsenal’s 18-year-old attacking winger has appeared in four different competitions for the senior side this season, making a positive impression every time he’s been given a chance by Arsene Wenger.

“In England, a new exciting name with offensive talent is now associated with BVB, Serge Gnabry (18). Dortmund have had Gnabry watched – he’s considered a true gem,” reads part of the report in Bild.

It’s understandable why Klopp would reportedly target someone like Gnabry because he’s young, he’s German, he’s hungry and he’ll be full of ambition.

He’s created his modern BVB team around taking young players, throwing them into the deep end of German football and allowing them to improve through the experience of playing against some world class talent in the Bundesliga.

BVB would have pushed the idea that he would get to move home to Germany with a move, which is now irrelevant because Arsenal have so many German players in their squad which makes life for younger players much easier.

The problem that BVB face is that he’s on a very long contract with Arsenal, as the Gunners did superbly to tie him down the second that Arsene Wenger realised he could blossom into a very special player.

The Bild report talks about his market value as on German site transfermarkt (£1.8 million) but realistically he would cost a great deal more to the German giants as it would be idiotic of Arsenal to sell him for that fee.

Arsenal fans shouldn’t have too much to worry about because Gnabry is at a club where he’s got a very sensible and savvy manager guiding him. Arsenal have given him a chance and he doesn’t appear to be ready to throw that back into Wenger’s face.

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