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Arsenal to rival Tottenham Hotspur for Marcel Sabitzer?


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Arsenal enter Sabitzer race

Arsenal could reportedly go head-to-head with Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig.

The 26-year-old has been a key player for Leipzig over the past six years where he has registered 46 goals and 38 assists from 204 appearances. 

According to ESPN, the Gunners are 'very keen' on signing the playmaker, who has three goals and three assists from 16 appearances this season.

Leipzig are yet to negotiate a new contract with Sabitzer and with only 18 months left, the club find themselves in a position where they may cash in on his services.

He is valued at around £45m and that could prove a stumbling block for the Gunners during the January transfer window. Spurs are also interested in the Austrian, but they may not afford the sum either.

Mikel Arteta's side are keen on signing a creative midfielder this month. Aside from Sabitzer, they have been linked with the likes of Isco, Emiliano Buendia and Christian Eriksen.

The club are prepared to offload some of the unwanted players to recoup funds. Still, they are only looking for a temporary deal with the option to buy at the end of the campaign.