Club chief gives update on £12m-rated Bundesliga ace reportedly on Arsenal radar
By Will Butcher
Arsenal have been told to look elsewhere after Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director revealed Matthias Ginter will stay and fight for his place.
The 22-year-old international has struggled to make an impact at the Westfalenstadion with Poland right-back Lukasz Pisczciek occupying the right-back role.
The Sun have claimed that Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is keen in signing the German international, and it would cost between £10million and £12million to bring him to The Emirates.
However, Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc told German newspaper Bild that Ginter would be staying put.
“Matthias is part of our plans for next season,” he said.
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Arsenal aren’t alone in their interest for Ginter though, after Bild reported that the former Freiburg man has also been linked with Bundesliga sides Wolfsburg and Hamburg.
The World Cup winner has three years remaining on his deal at Dortmund, and manager Thomas Tuchel is under no pressure to sell Ginter.
The versatile defender is primarily a right-back, but can also play at centre-back and in the holding midfield role.
Ginter amassed an impressive 40 appearances for Tuchel last season, but only 24 came in the Bundesliga. Despite being best-known for his defensive qualities, Ginter supplied an impressive 10 assists and also added four goals in all competitions throughout the campaign.
In other Arsenal news, Wenger is set to announce his third summer signing with this England youth international.