The news that nine players and the manager are leaving FC Bayern points towards some Arsenal transfer activity with three of their players rumoured to be on their way to London.

Austria's defender Viktoria Schnaderbeck looks on during press conference during the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 football tournament in Breda on August 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
Austria’s defender Viktoria Schnaderbeck looks on during press conference during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 football tournament in Breda on August 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZrsenal could sign 3 from Bayern Munich

You certainly have to wonder if the Bavarian club are becoming a feeder club for the Gunners as there are already three players who were signed from Munich at the club.

Lisa Evans and Anna Miedema were signed during the 2017 summer transfer window and have been a huge success since arriving.

Viktoria Schnaderbeck was signed last summer and, unfortunately, has seen her season restricted to 34 minutes played across four games as she recovered from a long term injury.

If we sign the three players rumoured to be on their way, that will be a record six signings from the same club.

It has to be noted that Arsenal like to pick up players from the Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga.

The likes of Emma Mitchell in 2013 and Dominique Bloodworth 2015 (SGS Essen), Lia Waelti and Tabea Kemme 2018 (Turbine Potsdam) were all signed from German teams.

Those rumoured new signings would certainly boost Arsenal’s squad numbers although one of them might come in as a like-for-like replacement for a departing player.

We saw this season that having a big squad can be helpful, especially when injuries start to pile up. But it has to be said that the Academy players that came in during the tough times have done extremely well and it would be a shame if they don’t have as many chances next season….unless the injury epidemic strikes twice of course.

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