3 – Mario Gotze
After scoring the most important goal in his playing career, a dream last minute winner against Argentina in the World Cup final 2014, Gotze was expected to hit new heights and be the main man for Bayern Munich.
Things haven’t gone that way and he has struggled to develop under Pep Guardiola. There is no secret of his desire to play first-team football and it is likely Bayern will sell him this summer.
One of the most versatile players in Europe, Gotze is capable of playing as either a left or right winger, attacking midfielder and also as a false 9 which would certainly give the Gunners plenty of options. Götze is considered to be one of the best young players in the world, possessing speed, technique, dribbling skills and play-making capabilities he has all the attributes to be one of Europe’s most talented.
Santi Cazorla who has missed several month due to injury scored a very impressive 80% when it comes to successful take ons which really helped the Gunners move from defence to attack with his sublime ability. Gotze doesn’t score a very high score, after scoring only 36.96% which is quite a way behind Cazorla. Key passes can lead to goal scoring opportunities for the team, Cazorla is Arsenal’s magician and has managed 2.47 key passes whilst Gotze has only managed 1.35. If he joins though, Gotze would probably play in the wide playmaker position, currently occupied by Alex Iwobi. Gotze on the left, with Ozil central and Alexis on the right is quite a fearsome attacking force.
If Arsenal are to land him they need to move fast though, his father-son relationship with Klopp could see him move to Arsenal’s rivals Liverpool and a move back to former club Dortmund has also been reported.