Arsenal linked Josip Drmic, now could be available to sign

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Arsenal missed out on the signing of Josip Drmic in the summer, could they now buy low?

Bundesliga striker Josip Drmic is struggling for goals at new side Bayer Leverkusen and there is already talk of him moving on.

The Swiss international was subject of heavy speculation earlier in 2014 linking him to Arsenal, with former German football Lothar Matthaus claiming his contacts had told him it was a done deal.

The Metro newspaper even reported Arsenal had signed the forward, who scored 17 goals last season for Nuremburg.

He landed up signing for Leverkusen, but it has been a tough start at his new club for the 22-year-old.

To date this campaign, Drmic has scored only one goal, and made just one start in the Bundesliga, making a further seven appearances off the bench.

It's been a real disappointment for the forward, and it has seen him begin to interest rival German clubs ahead of the January transfer window.

German magazine SportBILD report both Werder Bremen and Hamburg are hovering, hoping to find out whether Leverkusen are open to a loan deal, or a sale.

His struggle for form illustrate that he was not necessarily the right buy for Arsenal, and Arsene Wenger was right not to push for his signature. 

The Gunners have Danny Welbeck instead, who has slotted into the club's attack with adeptly since signing. 

There could be a case that Arsenal could try to buy low, while Drmic's market price will be reduced, as given his record last season he is clearly talented with huge potential.

Yet what he really needs is regular football, and behind Welbeck and Giroud he is unlikely to get it.

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