Arsenal set for battle to keep £40m midfielder after Bayern interest – report

Bayern Munich are set to target Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil this summer, according to report in The Independent

Bayern Munich are keen on signing Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil this summer, according to The Independent.

The Germany international has been linked with a move away from the north London side in recent weeks after Arsenal finished the season without any silverware.

The 27-year-old was one of Arsene Wenger’s standout players after a return of six goals and 19 assists in 35 Premier League appearances.

Ozil moved to the Gunners in a club-record £42.5m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in August 2013 to become Arsenal’s most-expensive player ever.

According to a report in The Independent, the German playmaker is wanted by Bundesliga champions Bayern in the summer transfer window as Carlo Ancelotti prepares to take over the reins at the Allianz Arena.

Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table and ahead of bitter north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur thanks to a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium.

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