Arsenal Interested In The Services Of This Bundesliga Sensation: Should They Make A Move?

SALVADOR, BAHIA - AUGUST 04: Carlos Cisneros of Mexico is chasing Lukas Klostermann of Germany during the Men's Group C first round match between Mexico and Germany during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Arena Fonte Nova on August 4, 2016 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Felipe Oliveira/Getty Images)

According to Fussball Transfers, Arsenal are among the club interested in the services of Lukas Klostermann. The RB Leipzig star has enjoyed immense success in recent years, and it is believed that he has been identified as the desired target for the Gunners as they aim to add more competition for Hector Bellerin. However, they could face stiff competition from Atletico Madrid, who are also monitoring the German.

Klostermann’s rise to prominence

Even in the early days of his career, Klostermann was regarded as one of the brightest young defensive talents in Germany. He has been a part of the Leipzig side since 2014 when he joined from VfL Bochum. He made an immediate impact in East Germany and played a key role in the club’s promotion to the top flight.

Klostermann struggled with a few niggles following Leipzig’s promotion to the Bundesliga. But, during his ongoing five-year spell at the club, the right-back has already made 135 competitive appearances, 59 of which have come in the Bundesliga.

Last season, in particular, Klostermann impressed the onlookers with his discipline and ability to move forward. He was involved in the Leipzig defence that attained the best defensive record in the league. As a result, he found a way into the German national team and is now a regular member of the first-team, with Joshua Kimmich playing in midfield.

Is Klostermann a good signing for Arsenal?

Klostermann will be an excellent signing for Arsenal given their current woes in the right-back slot. Ainsley Maitland-Niles looks like a misfit in that role while Calum Chambers is yet to be tested against a quality opponent. The ex-Southampton star also appeared tentative when dealing with tricky wingers like Filip Kostic.

And while the return of Hector Bellerin has served as a massive boost for Unai Emery, the club needs someone who can provide a strong competition for the Spaniard. Klostermann, in that regard, would be an ideal target. 

The German international is known for his discipline that could go a long way in fixing Arsenal’s lack of solidity at the back. Besides, his ability to influence the game in the final third coupled with his pace could add a dimension on the right flank.

But, at the same time, Klostermann and Bellerin are pretty much on the same level when it comes to quality. And with both the players playing in the same position, it would likely be a waste, although the German can also feature on the opposite flank, where Arsenal already have Kieran Tierney.

Therefore, the Gunners should make a move for Klostermann only in the event of Bellerin’s departure from the club.

Jack O’Brien

A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.