Arsenal have been told they don’t stand a chance of signing Dortmund’s Mario Gotze in January, reports the Mirror. Arsenal have been consistently linked with the young German international since the summer.
There had been allegations from the German club that Arsenal were simply trying to unsettle the starlet ahead of the clashes between the two teams but Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp insists that Goetze has his eyes on the prize:
“Nothing can happen in January. It’s not a problem. Arsenal is only about 10 per cent of what is written in Germany, so it’s not a problem.”
“Luckily, his focus is not an issue. He’s very relaxed about that.”
Both teams come in to tonight’s game on the back of impressive form. Arsenal have won seven of their last eight games in all competitions whilst the German champions beat giants Bayern Munich at the weekend in a game in which Goetze was instrumental.
“The match comes at a good time for us after the win in Munich. We need to win and that’s our objective,” said Goetze
“We won’t play a conservative system, that would be a mistake. We want to win and to do that we need to play an offensive game.”
If Arsenal win and Marseille fail to beat Olympiakos then the Gunners top the group; but if Dortmund win tonight it could make for an uncomfortable night in Greece for the north London club in two weeks time.