Arsenal Transfers: 5 Reasons Why Arsenal Will Regret Not Signing Mario Götze

Raul HingoraniCorrespondent IIJuly 26, 2012

Arsenal Transfers: 5 Reasons Why Arsenal Will Regret Not Signing Mario Götze

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    Mario Götze is one of the young, bright talents out there in world football today. He has proven that he has the potential to become one of the premier midfielders in this generation of world football.

    During his first three seasons, the German starlet has experienced some success as an individual and with the whole team of Borussia Dortmund. He was part of the team that won the Bundesliga two years straight along with the DFB Cup in the 2011-2012 season.

    With a young player like Götze being a pretty big part of the team's success, he is bound to have attracted some big clubs for transfers. Some Premier League clubs have been interested in the German.

    Amongst those clubs is Arsenal. In the Guardian, it was reported that Arsenal were interested in signing Götze. However, soon after, Götze put Arsenal's hopes to bed by extending his contract with Borussia Dortmund (Daily Mail).

    This would be a disappointment as Arsenal missed out on the chance to sign one of the young prospects in world football.

    Here are some reasons why the Gunners will regret not having signed the German starlet.

He Is Only 20 and Has the Potential to Become a World Class Player

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    Recently, there have been many young players who have proven that they will be the future stars of football. Players like Eden Hazard, Neymar, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere and Mario Götze have shown the world that they are the talents to look forward to.

    With the way these kinds of players are playing at such a young age, they will reach a world class status very soon.

    Had Arsenal signed him, they would have witnessed the starlet improve his game significantly, helping Arsenal win key matches.

    Now would be the ideal time to sign a young player like Götze as he is in the process of becoming a great player. As time passes, it will become more unlikely for the German midfielder to join the Gunners.

He Could Have Played Alongside German Compatriots

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    Playing alongside experienced international teammates can always help to improve one's game. If Mario Götze were to join Arsenal, he would have players such as Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker to play with.

    Podolski completed his 100th cap for the German national team during the Euros this summer, and became the youngest European player to do so.

    That proves just the kind of experience Götze would have on the pitch next to him. They play in somewhat similar positions, so that would help in improving Götze's play as well.

    Per Mertesacker has also had quite some experience in football; he has had more than 80 caps for the German national team.

    In terms of club football, he has already played in the Premier League for one season with Arsenal, so that would be able to help Götze become an even better player.

    If Arsenal had Götze improving as a player while at Arsenal, he would potentially become one of Arsenal's best players and one of the Premier League's best midfielders.

He Could Have Added a New Dimension to Arsenal's Attack

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    Mario Götze has many traits and characteristics that are needed at Arsenal.

    First off, he is a great dribbler. At Arsenal, players such as Robin van Persie, Theo Walcott, Gervinho, and Chamberlain are the only dribblers who can really get by a defender. With all the other players, you don't have true dribblers.

    Götze can also play in multiple positions. He can play on the right side or left side of the attack, or he can play in a central attacking midfield position. That means that he could fill in a specific role in the case of an injury.

    Another one of his traits is set pieces. He is great at set pieces, and Arsenal only have a few good set piece takers. They are Robin van Persie, Mikel Arteta, and Andrei Arshavin. So adding another good set piece taker would increase the efficiency of Arsenal's set pieces.

    The German youngster is also a great passer; Arsenal's style of play is based off of passing and possession, so Götze would be able to be effective in Arsenal's style of play.

    Arsenal would be missing out on this offensive upgrade.

His Price Tag Will Increase with Time

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    As I mentioned earlier, Mario Götze is a player who is on the way to becoming a world class talent. This means that his price tag is on the rise.

    Arsenal is a club that won't be spending too much money to sign a specific player, so with the way Götze's future looks in terms of talent, he will become an expensive signing soon enough.

    So, that would decrease the likelihood of Arsenal signing the young, German starlet.

He Will Eventually Join a Bigger Club

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    As Mario Götze becomes more and more talented, even bigger clubs will join the chase to sign the midfielder. There are big spending clubs such as Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain who would be willing to spend a lot of money to sign big names.

    For example, this summer, Chelsea already signed Eden Hazard for more than £30 million (Telegraph), and PSG paid a sum of more than £50 million for Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Guardian).

    By the time Götze becomes a truly world class player, these big spending clubs will probably sign him.


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    Ultimately, Mario Götze would have been the ideal transfer for a club like Arsenal. They are a team in need of trophies and a young player like Götze could help the team in the short and long term. 

    If Arsenal are even to keep their hopes up for signing the German midfielder, they will need to act quickly and will have to spend quite a bit to ensure the transfer. 

    In the end, this transfer is unlikely to ever happen, so this potential transfer is one that the Gunners will regret not having made. 

    So, do you think that the Gunners should have signed the German youngster? 

    Thanks for reading!