Transfer rumours are still doing the rounds regarding a bid for a striker to bolster Chelsea’s or Arsenal’s attack.
Sure Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger denied reports of a possible move for Alexandre Pato and Alvaro Morata in his press conference today and even commented on his plans for January: “I am not concerned about that. We have at the moment Yaya Sanogo who is a striker we brought in during the summer, who is coming back from injury in January. Hopefully he will help us in the second part of the season.”
It’s still possible that Arsenal’s manager will sign another player take the pressure of Olivier Giroud and apparently Yaya Sanogo.
Robert Lewandowski is an option. His contract with Bundesliga’s Borussia Dortmund expires at the end of the season and he is free to sign a deal from January 1st. The Polish striker once said about signing with Munich: “I still have to think about it – but why not?” And a little bit later “One day I would like to play in Premier League. It would be a great experience.”
Where Lewandowski eventually will sign is anybody’s guess. But Bundesliga’s Bayern Munich will win the war on talent and most likely snub Premier League’s Arsenal and Chelsea. Here is why:
Bayern Munich is the reigning treble champion and in no way are they slowing down winning their last nine games and being undefeated in Champions League since Arsenal beat them earlier this year.
The second reason is world-class manager Pep Guardiola. The Spanish 42-year-old is well respected around players and is considered to be the best in football winning the Champions League twice with Barcelona.
One German journalist was right on the money as he wrote “[…] the last player, for whom a transfer away from Bayern Munich meant a career leap was Michael Ballack,” who left for Chelsea. This changed. The recent contract extension by David Alaba, who was also linked to Arsenal, Chelsea and PSG, is only one proof, more will follow.
All this will lead to Lewandowski’s decision, if he has not made up his mind yet. He will most likely choose Munich.
What does this mean for Premier League’s contender? Will Arsenal and Chelsea be left behind if Munich get all the talent they want?
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