first_img1 Arsenal fan and Young Guns blogger Jamie Sanderson explains that, while the Gunners need reinforcements elsewhere, they can’t afford to pass up the chance to sign a certain German talent…We all know the areas that Arsenal need to strengthen during this month’s transfer window. It’s no big secret.But while a centre-back and a holding midfielder are absolute must-have signings, there are potential bargains around this time of year, with many players’ contracts running down.Borussia Dortmund ace Ilkay Gundogan is just one of those players, with negotiations over a new deal stalling in recent weeks – and Arsenal have been linked with a move.It’s well known that Dortmund will not sell unless they have to and with Gundogan being a forward-thinking midfielder, many Gooners are not keen on pursuing him.However, if there’s even a sniff of getting the German, we need to go all out. He’s an outstanding player and would take our game to the next level.Gundogan is very much like Cesc Fabregas, a player who can see passes, tackle and run a midfield in a way Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta don’t seem to be able to.With his contract in its last 18 months and no sign of an extension being agree, a bid of around £16m is reported to be enough to land him – absolutely nothing. To put that into perspective, it’s the same amount we spent on Danny Welbeck.We need defensive reinforcements for sure, but bagging Gundogan before the end of the month could be even smarter business.Arsenal fans, do you agree? Comment below… Arsenal have been linked with Ilkay Gundogan last_img

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