Borussia Dortmund ace open to Arsenal switch, Gunners to open talks

Arsenal could be set to make a move for Borussia Dortmund star Sven Bender this summer after reports in the Metro claimed that there is some serious interest generated in north London.

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Despite the emergence, and subsequent resurgence, of Francis Coquelin last season, it had been thought that the need for a new defensive midfielder would have been put on the back burner, despite Arsene Wenger’s desire to bolster his ranks all over the pitch.

Bender has been on Arsenal’s radar before in the past, and now reports in German daily Bild are claiming that Wenger may make his move for the 26-year-old.

Bild believe that Bender could command more than the £41,000-per-week that he gets at Signal Iduna Park, and would once again be involved in the Champions League next season.

Furthermore, the report claims that the Gunners have already been in contact about a deal, and could look to get the wheels rolling at some point in the next week.

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