The Gunners look set to spend big by January considering the amount of outfield players they are tracking at the moment. Following Wenger’s failure to sign one during Summer, the Frenchman will be looking at bringing an handful by Winter, and one of those likely to arrive is Germany under-21 international, Leroy Sane according to reports.
The midfielder has caught all headlines since he burst onto the scene last season when he got a goal in Schalke 04 4-3 away win over Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages. His splendid form has continued into the new season, as he has grabbed 3 goals and 2 assists in 5 League games’ start.
Being a club that has a thing for young players, after closely monitoring him, Arsenal sent scouts to watch him during the Europa League’s midweek game against Sparta Prague. The match ended in 2-2 stalemate, but Sane’s performances caught the eyes, as he got a goal despite coming off the bench after more than 1 hour of play. His 73rd minute goal helped the German side grab a point, and his contributions have always been looked upon. Letting him go won’t come easy for Schalke, and his latest contract extension saw him commit to the club until 2020.
A juicy offer from Arsenal might be hard to resist, and moving to the Emirates won’t be a problem for Sane as he would feel at home with 3 Germans in Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Serge Gnabry currently at the North London club. His versatility will come handy as he is able to play from the centre of the midfield and on both sides. The teenager’s finishing ability in the final third is also a feature of his the Gunners won’t mind. Leroy Sane remains one of the brightest prospects all across Europe.