It was previously believed that Gundogan’s move to Manchester was as good as sealed but it would seem that Arsenal have different intentions.
The German defensive midfielder has yet to sign a new deal with Dortmund who would appear to have all but resigned to losing the player during the summer transfer window.
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Arsenal may see Gundogan as a potential replacement for Mikel Arteta as well as a good role model for Francis Coquelin, who is still learning the game.
If Dortmund refuse to accept a cash deal for the midfielder this summer than they will be faced with the harsh reality of losing one of their top assets on a free when his contract expires at the end of next season.
Borussia Dortmund currently sit 10th in the Bundesliga table on 36 points.