According to The Daily Star on Sunday Arsenal’s new record signing Mesut Ozil is already having a big influence at Arsenal and he has told Arsenal manager to go all out and sign Lars Bender once the January transfer window is flagged open. According to the paper, Ozil has told Wenger Lars Bender is the next big player to come out of German and has urged the French man to make the move for the player in January.
It would be recalled that Lars Bender was the subject of a reported 19 million Euros bid from the gunners in the just concluded transfer window which was according to various reports rejected by Bayern Leverkusen who have their player valued at 25 million pounds.
Aside Arsenal, Chelsea have also tried and failed to sign the player in the last 2 transfer windows. It however remains if Bayern Leverkusen will be able to keep the player any longer as he draws closer to the end of his contract or if the Arsenal manager will attempt to sign another midfielder in January.