Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Muller voiced his unhappiness at being benched for the game against Arsenal, despite coming on and scoring the second goal. Could he be the key for Arsenal to unlock Ozil's talent?
German star Thomas Muller couldn't hide his frustration after declaring himself 'not happy' with being left on the bench for the huge Champions League clash with Arsenal.
Nevertheless, it didn't take the former World Cup golden boot winner long to come on and make his mark against a 10-man Arsenal side, scoring the second Bayern goal in their 2-0 win.
The influential German is still considered an integral part of the Bayern Munich side and has appeared in 20 of their 21 Bundesliga games and all seven of their Champions League games.
Despite that, he still couldn't hide his real feelings after being dropped for their most important game of the season so far, stating:
'I'm was not surprised at not starting, Pep and I talk to each other so I knew what was coming,' said the 24-year-old.
'Of course I am not happy with it. But he knows and is aware that I am a total team player. A match lasts longer than 60 minutes and I am happy I could come in and help the team.''
It's no surprise the German international is hungry to play in all the big occasions, especially when he is desperate to keep ahead of the competition both in the Bayern side and German national set-up.
With Bayern Munich already completing the signing of Robert Lewandowski for next season, aside from the incredibly long list of illustrious midfield competition at the club. The grip on his stay in Germany could be loosened if the money is right.
Is he the right man for Arsenal to smash open their speculated summer warchest in the summer?
The key for Arsene Wenger in the summer window will be to bring in a talented attacker that will be able to extract the best from £42.5m signing Mesut Ozil. Which is a proven entity with Muller, as their link-up play together is a fundamental part of German's attacking game plan.
He offers a wide range of versatility and is the perfect player to fill the role Wenger wanted Draxler to fill, only more proven and more experienced.
It's unlikely this transfer will come cheap and if Arsenal want Muller, they may have to break their transfer record once more. But if the money is available, I can't think of anyone better suited than Muller to fire Arsenal to silverware and also bring out the best in Ozil.
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