Luiz Gustavo may well be heading to Arsenal.

Bayern Munich’s want-away midfielder is keen to depart the Allianz Arena – even with two years left on his contract – in search of regular action elsewhere.

And Arsenal, along with with some of Europe’s elite, have stepped up interest in the 26-year-old as the transfer window enters its final days. But it is the Gunners who are believed to have tabled a £17.2m offer for him.

According to German news source Bild – who were first to disclose previous Arsenal deals for Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolksi – Arsenal are at the moment the club in ‘pole position’ to complete a deal for the Brazilian ace.

Claims by the newspaper suggest that talks between Bayern and Arsenal are on-going despite the fact that the player is away on international duty as Brazil gets set to take on Switzerland.

Indeed, Gustavo himself was far from shy in speaking about a potential move to the Emirates stadium during an interview in Basel today.

“I am in a delicate situation at Bayern, and this needs sorting out. I have personal and professional reasons to move,” Gustavo said

“I have heard about the Arsenal interest. It’s a big club we’re talking about here, so of course I’d like to play for them.”

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