Arsenal are interested in Bayern Munich’s Marcel Sabitzer, who will be allowed to leave the German club this summer, according to reports.

Marcel Sabitzer AUT. GEPA pictures/Michael Zemanek
Marcel Sabitzer AUT. GEPA pictures/Michael Zemanek

SportBild (via Sport Witness) report that Arsenal hold an interest in Marcel Sabitzer ahead of the summer transfer window, following an underwhelming first campaign for the player with Bayern Munich.

Sabitzer was one of the key members of the RB Leipzig team under Julian Nagelsmann, and he followed the manager to Bayern last summer.

But after nine goals, seven assists, and 39 appearances (35 starts) last season for Leipzig, Sabitzer has just one goal, no assists, and 27 appearances (eight starts) since joining Bayern in August.

SportBild claim Sabitzer will be allowed to leave in the summer, so Bayern can save on his salary.

Arsenal have been linked with Sabitzer for a couple of years now, with reports first cropping up after he scored twice against Spurs in 2020, before returning in January and last summer. So far, it hasn’t led to anything more than a bit of gossip.

Marcel Sabitzer AUT. GEPA pictures/Philipp Brem
Marcel Sabitzer AUT. GEPA pictures/Philipp Brem

Perhaps this summer is a better opportunity for Arsenal to complete a deal. Sabitzer’s value is probably a bit lower, and the Gunners are likely to focus on a midfield acquisition or two.

Sabitzer is still performing well with Austria, scoring three goals and assisting one in six games this season.

Arsenal could justifiably believe Bayern are just a bad fit, or maybe his limited minutes have made it difficult to settle in.

There are plenty of transfer rumours flying around at the moment, we should have a better idea of the Gunners’ actual targets as the end of the season approaches.