Arsenal Want Dortmund star Julian Brandt Over Houssem Aouar

Football Express

Arsenal are reportedly contemplating a move for Borussia Dortmund star, Julian Brandt, having cooled their interest in Lyon’s Houssem Aouar.

The Gunners have really lacked creativity this season and the team is crying out for a top-level attacking midfielder.

They have managed just 15 goals in 15 Premier League games, 21 less than leaders Liverpool.


The Gunners do possess a decent midfield setup as they have the presence of Ceballos, Elneny, and Xhaka. However, they lack creativity in their engine room.

The Gunners had tried to sign Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar in addition to defensive midfielder Thomas Partey over the summer. They will again try to find a creative spark when the window reopens.

Arteta has been under pressure, with rumours that Thomas Tuchel may be in line to replace him. The Spaniard will want to bolster his attacking threat.

The north Londoners were recently linked to Real Madrid’s playmaker Isco. That now seems dead in the water.

However, a new name has emerged. Julian Brandt is one of the players considered by Arsenal as the solution to their creative problems.

The 24-year-old has had a mixed spell at Dortmund so far, only netting three times in the Bundesliga in 46 appearances.

Brandt has only started six league games this season, appearing to have fallen down the pecking order, but he laid on seven assists last season – as well as creating 39 chances – and produced 11 assists in his final campaign with Bayer Leverkusen.

If Arteta went for a 4-3-3 formation, Brandt would slot into that midfield trio and play in a vein similar to that of Bukayo Saka where he’s granted freedom to drift into pockets and let his creative capabilities sing.

Arsenal’s search for a creative midfielder might come to an end this winter if they manage to sign Brandt from Dortmund.

There haven’t been any official talks between both clubs regarding a potential transfer and hence a possible exit for the Dortmund forward is off the books as of now unless the English outfit initiates talks.

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