Mario Gotze rejects Arsenal to sign new Dortmund deal

Arsenal snubbed as Gotze rejects summer move to join Wenger's side

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14:46 GMT, 27 March 2012

Arsenal have suffered a major blow in the transfer market after losing out on the signature of Mario Gotze.

The highly-rated Germany youngster has decided to stay with Borussia Dortmund after agreeing a new deal until 2016.

That means the Gunners have no chance of luring him to the Emirates this summer despite Arsene Wenger's plans for major rebuilding work.

Staying put: Mario Goetze has decided to stick with Borussia Dortmund

Staying put: Mario Goetze has decided to stick with Borussia Dortmund

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