Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo has revealed that a move to Premier League outfit Arsenal would tempt him as he believes they are a great club who play great and attractive football.
Reports broke out earlier today that Arsenal had made a formal bid for the Brazilian holding-man and the fee in question is estimated around £17.2million and it is thought that it could be enough for Munich to accept as the player is deemed surplus to requirements by new boss Pep Guardiola.
The German and European champions signed Thiago Alcantara this summer from FC Barcelona and it has meant the Brazilian midfielder has fallen even further down the pecking order at the Allianz Arena.
Gustavo has been strongly linked with German outfit Wolfsburg, but the 26-year-old has admitted that he wants to join a team that are competing in the Champions League as the Munich player wants to boost his chances at competing in the World Cup next season.
“My contract with Bayern runs until 2015 but it is very important that I play first-team football to keep getting called up for Brazil,” Gustavo told reporters on his arrival in Basel for Brazil’s friendly against Switzerland.
“I am in a very delicate situation at Bayern and this needs sorting out. I have personal and professional reasons to move.
“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.
“Arsenal play a very attractive brand of football and are in the Champions League. They also have a very clever manager in Arsene Wenger.
“Even when Bayern beat them in the last Champions League [on aggregate] you could see they are not pushovers.”