Arsenal And Man Utd Prepare To Fight For World Cup Winning Star

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Both Arsenal and Manchester United are on red alert after Mario Götze's agent criticised Bayern Munich, according to the Daily Star.

Götze's agent, Volker Struth, has said that his client deserves more support and is disappointed at his role in the squad.

"Of course I would have liked if Mario had felt more support in one or two situations," Struth told Bild am Sonntag.

"I am fully convinced that when Mario feels this support, it is easier for him to show his incredible potential. Then he is one of the best players in the world.

"That is why Mario moved to Bayern – to be playing in these big matches and to win titles. But then you get under a certain amount of pressure and it is hard to shake this off."

Arsenal reportedly tabled a bid for Götze back in 2011 when he was still at Borussia Dortmund, but it was rejected. Both Kicker and Bild ran with the story and from then on it was clear that Arsène Wenger was a big fan of the German.

Wenger has a habit of going back for players that he's tried to sign before. The most notable example is Mesut Özil. Arsenal tried to sign Özil whilst he was still at Werder Bremen, but were gazumped by Real Madrid after his hugely successful World Cup campaign in 2010.

Manchester United were also linked to Götze whilst he was at Dortmund and would almost certainly be interested in the player if he were to become available. If they're looking to reassume their position at the forefront of English football, adding the world's biggest names is a pre-requisite.

There's yet to be a price slapped on Götze, although it'd be foolish to think Bayern would sell for less than £40m. Both Arsenal and Man Utd have cash and lots of it. This one is worth keeping an eye on...

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