Breaking: Julian Weigl will be a Gunner in January

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Julian Weigl looks set to turn down interest from the likes of Arsenal in order to stay at Borussia Dortmund beyond January.

Lucien Favre has talked up the chances of the midfielder remaining at the club, despite continuous links away, as reported by Calciomercato.

In midfield we have Witsel, Delaney, Weigl and Dahoud: all four are indispensable for our project

Milan, Roma and Arsenal have all been linked with deals to sign Weigl in January.

Once a regular in the heart of Dortmund’s midfield, Weigl had fallen out of favour at the Bundesliga side this season, casting doubts over his long-term future at the club.

The form of both Thomas Delaney and Axel Witsel have meant regular football has been hard to come by.

Roma were looking to snap up the player on loan, while Arsenal were also keen to extend their Dortmund connections, with the likes of Sokratis, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan already at the club.

Weigl has been highly rated at Dortmund for some time, so it was unlikely that the German side would be willing to let the midfielder leave the club without a fight.

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