According to the Express,
With Khedira attracting a lot of interest from European sides, Arsenal stand more chance of signing Bender, as manager Arsene Wenger eyes up a talented holding midfielder to help protect the defence. Bender has helped his side to four clean sheets in the league, while averaging a tackle or interception every 17 minutes.
The 25-year-old has made eight appearances for the Bundesliga outfit this season, and has been a long-term target for Arsenal. As Wenger could be losing Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini in the summer, he is looking to find an adequate replacement to ensure the Londoners stay a top-four side.
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