Arsenal FC Transfer News: Bayern Striker Signing Imminent for Gunners

By @IBTimesAU_Sport on
Mario Mandzukic
Mario Mandzukic is playing at a very high level with Bayern Munich, which is arguably the best team in Europe this season. The Crotia international has, thus far, registered 13 goals in 16 starts for the Bavarians. Reuters

Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic is reportedly headed to the Premier League this summer, with Arsenal already in advanced talks with the Croatia international's camp.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is looking to provide reinforcement in his attacking line, to take some workload and pressure off his current first-choice forward Olivier Giroud.

The 27-year-old Mandzukic is enjoying a fantastic season in Germany's top-flight, tallying a total of 22 goals for the Bavarians in all competitions, 17 of which in the Bundesliga and 2 in the Champions League, while recording 9 assists.

However, the imminent transfer of Borussia Dortmund ace Robert Lewandowski to Munich poses questions regarding the former Wolfsburg man's involvement in Pep Guardiola's squad in the near future.

The north Londoners have failed to sustain the great form that they had in the earlier part of the Premier League campaign, which saw them hold the top spot for weeks, partly because of the lack of goalscoring output, with only 53 - far from Manchester City's count of 76, and Liverpool's 82.

Arsenal are suggested to have lodged a £25million bid for Mandzukic.

For more football news, follow IBTimes Sport on Twitter.

Join the Discussion