Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic addresses Boateng contract issues amidst Arsenal links

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic insists that there is no issue with Jerome Boateng’s contract, with Arsenal linked with a transfer move.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta may not have spent a ton of money in the transfer window, but the players that he managed to bring to the club have added some much needed quality to the squad, especially the signing of Thomas Partey.

But despite all the hype surrounding the Spaniard before the season started, Arteta has seen his side become very inconsistent and have already lost four of their opening eight Premier League fixtures.

That has led to some speculation in the media that Arsenal are actually interested in trying to secure a deal for Boateng, who has been linked with a move away from Bayern over the past few weeks as all indications suggest that they are open to letting the German leave.

However, Salihamidzic, hopes to keep the 32-year-old defender in Munich, where the club hope he can add to his 333 appearances taken in across nine years.

“We all know that Jerome has a contract until June 30th, 2021 and we will talk to Jerome and his management at a reasonable time and make a fair decision for everyone,” Salihamidzic told Sky Sport Germany. “This is not an issue for us at the moment.”

Look, Boateng has been world class for the Germans for many seasons, now, but he is not the right type of player for this Arsenal side and it may come as a relief to fans that he is more likely to stay in the Bundesliga than make the move back to the Premier League

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