Arsenal could make a move for Robert Lewandowski this summer, following difficulties in his contract negotiations with Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich's German midfielder Joshua Kimmich (C holding tyrophy), Bayern Munich's French forward Kingsley Coman (L), Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski (R) and teammates celebrate after Bayern won the UEFA Champions League final football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 23, 2020. (Photo by MATTHEW CHILDS / POOL / AFP)
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (R), and teammates celebrate after Bayern won the UEFA Champions League final football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 23, 2020. (Photo by MATTHEW CHILDS / POOL / AFP)

Fabrizio Romano reported at the weekend that Robert Lewandowski’s future is “open”, as he wants a new deal to stay with Bayern Munich, and they haven’t opened talks with his agent.

The player’s contract expires in 2023, making it a strong possibility he could leave this summer.

FourFourTwo claim it’s thought that Arsenal could be set to make a move for the player, as one of a number of clubs poised to pursue the signing should Bayern fail to make any progress in tying him down.

Lewandowski will be 34 in August, so he really doesn’t fit the recent Arsenal profile for new signings. But there’s an extent to which you make exceptions for certain individuals.

The striker has 39 goals this season so far, as the top scorer in the Bundesliga and the second-top scorer in the Champions League.

He’s on a six-season streak of scoring 40+ goals in all competitions, and he only needs one more in three months to make it seven.

Bayern Munich's forward Robert Lewandowski (L) and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny vie for the ball during the International Champions Cup football match between Bayern Munich and Arsenal in Shanghai July 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE
Bayern Munich’s forward Robert Lewandowski (L) and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny vie for the ball during the International Champions Cup football match between Bayern Munich and Arsenal in Shanghai July 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE

The Polish international hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down yet, but we know from experience that a sharp downturn in form can occur without much warning.

That’s particularly possible when you have no experience in the league you’re joining.

It will be interesting to see if Arsenal do decide to pursue a (presumably expensive) deal despite that risk.

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