BREAKING NEWS: coming from a reliable source in Emirates, Arsenal have approached Bayern Munich over the availability of Joshua Kimmich as they are eager to bring to Arsenal next season. It is no secret that Mikel Arteta loves versatile players and the Gunners are in the market for someone who can feature at right-back as well as further forward and Arteta has identified him as the perfect man for the job. Arsenal make Joshua Kimmich a major summer target.


Arsenal has made initial contact with Bayern Munich regarding the potential acquisition of Joshua Kimmich, according to information obtained by FootballTransfers.

Sources indicate that Bayern has communicated to Arsenal their unwillingness to engage in discussions regarding Kimmich’s transfer until the conclusion of the current season. However, there is a growing expectation that Arsenal’s interest in the 29-year-old German will intensify significantly once the season ends.

Mikel Arteta’s penchant for versatile players aligns with Arsenal’s pursuit of Kimmich, who has demonstrated proficiency both as a right-back and in more advanced positions. While Kimmich favors a central midfield role, he has recently been deployed as a full-back for both club and country.

Kimmich’s contract situation is a factor Arsenal is keenly aware of, with his current deal expiring in 2025. The absence of an agent complicates negotiations, with Kimmich reportedly seeking a salary increase to match top earner Harry Kane. However, Bayern’s reluctance to accede to such demands, given their underwhelming season and previous lavish contracts, has created uncertainty.

Reports from German media suggest that Kimmich could be on the market this summer if Bayern fails to reach a new agreement with him. Sky Germany has even identified five potential destinations for the versatile midfielder, with Arsenal being among them.

While Bayern ideally wishes to retain Kimmich, they are open to suitable offers. Director of Sport Max Eberl has indicated that Kimmich’s decision on his future hinges on Bayern securing a successor for their managerial position.

Furthermore, FootballTransfers has learned that Kai Havertz engaged Kimmich in a private conversation during a previous international break, with Arsenal leveraging this interaction to assess Kimmich’s interest in a potential move.

Arsenal’s reported interest in left-backs is unfounded, as the club believes they have sufficient options in that position. Despite speculation surrounding Oleksandr Zinchenko’s potential departure, Arsenal sees Jakub Kiwior as a capable replacement in Zinchenko’s absence. Additionally, Jurrien Timber’s imminent return to full fitness further reinforces Arsenal’s stance, with Arteta expressing optimism about Timber’s prospects for the remainder of the season.

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