Arsenal Face Italian Competition For Bundesliga Star

Arsenal will need to see off competition from the Italian Serie A in the quest to prise one of their transfer targets away from his club.

German media outlet Bild claim that Italian Serie A giants AS Roma are also interested in signing the said Arsenal target.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl has emerged as a strong transfer target for the Gunners.

Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mslintat has identified the 23-year-old as a potential transfer target ahead of January transfer window.

It remains to be seen whether Borussia Dortmund would be willing to let him leave in the New Year.

Julian Weigl was a first team regular at German Bundesliga leaders Dortmund until the start of this season.

The summer signings of Thomas Delaney and Axel Witsel have relegated the German midfielder to the bench in the current campaign.

He has been able to play 151 minutes of German Bundesliga football as well as 199 minutes of Champions League football for Borussia Dortmund this season.

Weigl could be a like-for-like replacement for wantaway Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey who’s said to be on his way out of the club.

Welsh star Ramsey has not been offered a new contract despite the fact that he has six months left on his present Arsenal deal.

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