Ilkay Gundogan has been a top target for a number of clubs around Europe this past season, but interest has cooled after the Dortmund midfielder failed to return from injury before the end of the campaign.

There are now doubts as to whether he will come back and continue on from the level he produced prior to his injury.

The German international has extended his stay with Dortmund for one more year, but the lack interest in him now could pave the way for a club like Arsenal who have the resources and who have been known to make gambles in the market.

Should Gundogan move to Arsenal, here are SIX players who could follow him…

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