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Thursday 8 December 2016

Arsenal and Man United join battle for World Cup winner Mario Gotze

Battle of the big guns: Arsenal and Man Utd reportedly want Mario Gotze Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Battle of the big guns: Arsenal and Man Utd reportedly want Mario Gotze Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Arsenal and Manchester United are on high alert after Mario Gotze’s agent blasted Bayern Munich’s treatment of the World Cup winner.

In an interview with Bild, Gotze’s agent, Volker Struth, blasted Bayern and manager Pep Guardiola.

"Guardiola has destroyed Gotze," he said. "He feels like the coach doesn't have faith in him and yet still he is asked to be decisive when he gets on the pitch."

"I'm surprised that Guardiola didn't use Gotze in important matches like the German Cup and Champions League semi-finals. He only plays in the easy games.

"I wonder why no one at the club has realised that and defended Mario. Bayern need a figure like former president Uli Hoeness again."

Gotze switched from Dortmund to Allianz Arena for €37 million in 2013 at the behest of  Guardiola. However, he has failed to live up to his price tag in his two seasons with Bayern.

Gotze was strongly linked with both clubs before signing for Bayern in 2013 and it appears that he could be on his way out of Bayern.

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