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Clever Wenger Appeals To Gustavo

The chances of Luis Gustavo moving to Arsenal improved overnight, after he said he thinks Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is “clever.”

There is admittedly something professorial about the Frenchman, who has surely now taken even more of a liking to his latest potential student.

Brazil international Gustavo is inching his way out of the Allianz Arena in search of regular game time.

He wants to cement his place in the Selecao’s midfield for the 2014 World Cup, and recognises that he may not be able to do that by riding the bench for Bayern Munich.

Bundesliga side Wolfsburg have also been monitoring the £17.2million-rated 26-year-old, and there have been conflicting reports as to where he would prefer to play.

But as speculation mounts that he could be Emirates-bound, Gustavo has indicated that he would be happy to play for Wenger in the English Premier League.

When Gustavo faced Arsenal with Bayern in the Champions League last season, he would never have imagined he could soon be calling London home.

But it does appear as if he is steadily warming to that notion.

"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 said from Basel on Monday night, after arriving 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."

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