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Arsenal could return to Borussia Dortmund star ‘facing exit’

| 12.05.2015

There appears to be no let up in sight for Borussia Dortmund with rumours abound that the mass exodus from BVB could continue with the departure of Arsenal target Kevin Grosskreutz.

Manager Jurgen Klopp is set to depart the club this summer with key players like Ilkay Gundogan and Mats Hummels likely to follow.

Thomas Tuchel, the former Mainz manager previously linked with a move to Newcastle United, has been already been appointed as Klopp’s replacement and will look to steady the BVB ship this summer.

However it looks like more departures could be on the cards, with reports on Twitter now claiming that full-back Kevin Grosskreutz could also exit the club.

The 26-year-old, who is also capable of filling-in in midfield, has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, where both Arsenal and Manchester United are thought to be among the interested parties.

Capped five times by Germany to date and with 174 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund to his name, Grosskreutz’s potential exit would be another blow for BVB after what has been a difficult season both domestically and in Europe.

Dortmund were dumped out of the Champions League by Italian champions Juventus with relative ease in the last-16 and have been some way off the pace in the Bundesliga following a nightmare start to the campaign that saw the club flirting with relegation.

Grosskreutz could prove a canny addition for Arsenal and a player who could potentially add some extra bite to the Gunners’ midfield.

Though primarily used as a full-back, the German’s versatility coupled with his tackling, concentration levels and ability to hold up the ball could make him a useful midfield option for Arsene Wenger.

The Arsenal manager is keen to mount a serious title challenge next season, after a campaign in which the north London club have hit their stride in recent months.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.