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Arsenal are interested in signing another Borussia Dortmund player, and this time it’s midfielder Julian Weigl, according to German daily BILD.
Weigl has fallen out of favour this season following the summer arrival of Axel Witsel and Thomas Delaney who both now occupy the central midfield positions in Lucien Favre’s side.
The midfielder has been linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City in the past without any solid approach being made, and neither are currently looking at the midfielder anymore.
The Gunners are set to lose two central midfielders this season, with both Aaron Ramsey and Mohamed Elneny heading for the exit door this season.
Ramsey’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season with no sign of an extension after the club withdrew their offer to extend his deal, while Elneny has become disgruntled with his lack of game time under Emery and is seeking to leave for more regular game time.
The potential departures have made bolstering of the midfield a top priority for manager Unai Emery and the club’s transfer chiefs.
Arsenal already have strong links with Borussia Dortmund after poaching head of recruitment Sven Mislintat from the club while also signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in recent times.
Weigl whose current contract runs till 2021 will have the opportunity to team up with three of his former teammates if he moves to Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan also added in January albeit from Manchester United.
The 23-year-old is known for his concentration, good passing and tackles. He has made just three league appearances this season and has scored once already with a passing accuracy of 93%