Arsenal reportedly favourites for Tottenham-linked Mario Gotze

Mario Goetze of Muenchen (C) celebrates his team's third goal with team mates during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Hannover 96 at Allianz Arena on May 14, 2016 in...

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur reportedly want Mario Gotze.

Mario Goetze of Muenchen celebrates after the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Hannover 96 at Allianz Arena on May 14, 2016 in Munich, Germany.

Tottenham Hotspur (reportedly) want to sign Mario Gotze, as do Everton, West Ham United and Newcastle United among other clubs, but Arsenal are claimed to be the favourites for the Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder.

According to Football.London, Tottenham are keeping tabs on the Germany international, who is reported to be on the radar of Arsenal, Leicester, Newcastle, Everton and West Ham by The Mirror.

Mario Goetze of FC Bayern Muenchen in action during the international friendly match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Inter Milan of the Audi Football Summit 2015 at Shanghai Stadium on July...

Arsenal, though, are the favourites for Gotze, according to The Sunderland Echo, which also claims that the former Bayern Munich star is rated at £18 million.

Do Arsenal need Mario Gotze?

Arsenal do have a good attacking unit, and in Mesut Ozil, the Gunners have one of the most creative footballers in the world.

Mario Gotze of Borussia Dortmund shows his dejection during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Atalanta and Borussia Dortmund at the Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on...

There is no real need for Gotze, who is not the player he was in his first spell at Dortmund, although there is no doubt over his quality and calibre.

While the 26-year-old, who won the Bundesliga twice with Dortmund and thrice with Bayern Munich and the World Cup with Germany in 2014, would be a good signing for Tottenham, especially for £18m, there is no need for him at Spurs either.

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