Friday, August 16, 2013
NOT AGAIN! GUSTAVO DASH ARSENAL'S HOPE AFTER SIGNING FIVE YEAR DEAL WITH WOLFSBURG
Brazil and Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo has finally dashed Arsenal's hopes of signing him after he completed a five-year contract at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
It was reported that that the Bundeslia side were on the verge of winning the race for the defensive midfielder after holding talks with him and the deal have being completed after the Brazilian decided to remain in Germany.
Following the arrival of Thiago Alcantara and Mario Gotze at Bayern this summer, Gustavo's chances of appearing regularly this season were reduced significantly and Wolfsburg made their move a few weeks ago.
Gustavo will be unveiled at a press conference later on Friday and is hoping to earn a spot in his country's World Cup squad for next summer, goes straight into the Wolfsburg squad for their Bundesliga clash with Schalke tomorrow.
This has deepen the gloom over Arsenal as manager Arsene Wenger continues to see key transfer targets slip through his grasp.
Wenger had identified the twenty six year old as the midfield enforcer he needs weeks ago and was desperately hoping to see off competition from Wolfsburg and Rafa Benitez's Napoli for his signature.