Since making the move to Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig last summer, Sabitzer has struggled to establish himself in the starting line-up. In 27 appearances he has only started eight times and scored just the one goal, a shadow of his former role as one of the main men at RB Leipzig.
Arsenal will no doubt be prioritising a striker and holding central midfielder as opposed to Sabitzer’s more preferred attacking role. However, given the inflation of the market and the opportunity to sign a player of his quality who they have been linked with long before his move to Munich, it may be a deal too good to turn down.
His style of play fits what Arteta would be looking for and although he may struggle to find a place in the squad initially, given the form of Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard this season, he would no doubt play a much more prominent role in the Gunners squad than he currently is with Bayern Munich.