Arsenal’s Ramsey replacement target responds to transfer links

Date published: Wednesday 12th June 2019 8:25 - Matthew Briggs

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Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze has brushed off talk of a move to Arsenal.

Bild claimed in May that Arsenal were weighing up a move for Gotze and willing to meet the player’s wage demands as they look for a replacement for Aaron Ramsey.


Gotze, 27, has not fulfilled the superb early promise he showed after netting the winning goal to crown Germany 2014 World Cup champions aged just 22.

The attacking midfielder has though found his form in recent months with Dortmund and the German club are keen to extend his contract.

Gotze only has one year left to run on his current deal, but rumours of a move to the Gunners has not turned his head.


“I always hear these rumours, they come up every year,” he explained to Goal and DAZN.

“Everyone has their value and the club has to decide who fits where”.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke did declare the club’s intention to tie Gotze down to a longer deal after some impressive form towards the end of the season.

“Our objective is for Mario to stay with us. He has developed very positively in the last few weeks,” Hans-Joachim Watzke told Bild in May.

While Gotze himself said: “I have a year on my contract and I am comfortable in the Bundesliga.

“I am very relaxed, I wanted to play a reasonable season, contributing with my performances and focusing on myself was important for me.”


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