Arsenal boss Wenger shopping in Germany for more midfielders

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is turning to the Bundesliga to strengthen his midfield.

The Mirror says Arsenal manager Wenger is still in the market for a midfield anchorman and has told his scouts to keep tabs on long-term target Lars Bender, of Bayer Leverkusen.

The Gunners are looking to strengthen their midfield, with a more defensive-minded player still on the wish-list.

But it is the emphasis on the German market which highlights a big change.

Arsenal bought Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid for £42m on Monday.

While the Gunners will also keep tabs on Schalke’s Julian Draxler and Gundogan's Dortmund team-mate Marco Reus, they are no longer priorities now the Ozil deal has been done.

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