Reports coming from Germany particularly Sky Sports German are that there is a chance Luiz Gustavo will be announced as an Arsenal player on Thursday. Although the reports claim the player is set to make a statement in regards to where he will be plying his trade next season according to what his agent said, one would not be too wrong to assume he is likely to be announced as a gunner on Thursday.
His agent was reportedly spoken to by Sky sports German on the Luiz Gustavo situation and apparently said : “He will make a statement on his future on Thursday”.
Just few days ago many media houses in the UK, German and Brazil all reported that the experience and very versatile midfielder’s club Bayern Munich and Arsenal had agreed a deal said to be between 14-17 million ( depending on which reports you choose to believe ) for the player. Metro football in particular are certain that both Bayern Munich and Arsenal agreed a deal totalling 17 million pounds for the highly rated Brazilian.
If the reports are anything to be believed, Gustavo will be Arsenal’s first real summer signing as the Gunners have only so far acquired French under 20 striker Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from French second Division club Auxerre.
Gustavo himself has 2 days ago confirmed he will like to play for Arsenal.
‘My contract with Bayern runs until 2015, but it is very important that I play first-team football to keep getting called up for the national team,’ said the defensive midfielder prior to Brazil’s friendly against Switzerland.
‘I am in a delicate situation at Bayern, and this needs sorting out. I have personal and professional reasons to move.
‘I have heard about the Arsenal interest. It’s a big club we’re talking about here, so of course I’d like to play for them.
‘Arsenal play a very attractive brand of football and are in the Champions League.
‘They also have a very clever manager in Arsene Wenger. Even when Bayern beat them in the last Champions League, you could see they are not pushovers.’