According to reports, Arsenal are ready to beat the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool to get the signature of Leon Goretzka next year.

The Schalke midfielder is out of contract at the German club next summer, and he is allowed to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs when January comes.

The Bundesliga club lost Sead Kolasinac in a similar fashion this summer. The Bosnian star player refused extending his stay at the club and moved to Arsenal for free during the summer.

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And it appears Arsenal are going to pull off a similar deal once again, as there are reports the North London club are closing in on an agreement with Leon.

It is understood that the Germany international is interested in leaving Germany for a fresh challenge elsewhere, and the gunners are confident of signing a deal for him come January.

The 22-year-old is a versatile talent who can operate effectively in a number of different positions in midfield.

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He is regarded as one of the brightest talents to emerge out of the Bundesliga in recent years, and his impressive performances has seen him emerging as a target for the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool

With a player like Mesut Ozil set To leave Arsenal next summer, Wenger should consider himself a lucky man if he can get Leon’s signature for free.

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