Arsenal and Bayern Munich in the battle for Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi

Arsenal and Bayern Munich are reportedly considering signing Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi for the upcoming summer transfer window. Zubimendi, a key player for Real Sociedad, has led them to the last-16 of the Champions League this season. Despite his contract with Sociedad remaining three more years, both clubs are expected to aggressively pursue him in the transfer market.

Arsenal And Bayern Munich In The Battle For Real Sociedad's Martin Zubimendi

Arsenal and Bayern Munich are reportedly both eyeing Real Sociedad star Martin Zubimendi, setting the stage for a transfer battle between the Champions League quarter-finalists. The 25-year-old midfielder has caught the attention of both clubs, with Arsenal considering him a top transfer target for the upcoming summer window.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirmed Arsenal’s interest in Zubimendi but added that they will have to compete with Bayern Munich, who had the Spaniard on top of their list in case Xabi Alonso became their new coach. Zubimendi, one of LaLiga’s leading midfielders, has emerged as a key player for Real Sociedad, leading them to the last-16 of the Champions League this season. Despite his contract with Sociedad running for three more years, Arsenal and Bayern are expected to pursue him aggressively in the transfer market.

The Spain international has expressed his happiness at Sociedad, stating, “I have never planned to leave Real Sociedad, I always say that.” However, the allure of playing in the Premier League for a successful side like Arsenal could be tempting for Zubimendi, setting up an intriguing transfer saga this summer.

Here is the highlight video of Martin Zubimendi’s skills. 

Martín Zubimendi

Martín Zubimendi Ibáñez

Defender, Midfielder


Age: 25

181 cm

74 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 30 2 Missed
Minutes 2564 85.5 Avg
Goals 4 0.1 Avg
Assist 1 0.0 Avg
Attempt 15 0.5 Avg
Passes 1440 48.080.5% AvgSucc
Yellow 5 0.2 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 29 times for 2474 minutes for La Liga.

Martín Zubimendi scored 4 goals for Real Sociedad. He procured one assist. He received 4 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 6th in La Liga. In the last match Real Sociedad won 1-0 against Deportivo Alavés.

Real Sociedad performance and stats

Real Sociedad

Manager: Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea
Rank 6th
Win 13
Draw 12
Loss 7
Goals 46-34
Diff 12
Rank 1st
Win 3
Draw 3
Loss 0
Goals 7-2
Diff 5

Real Sociedad is currently 6th in the La Liga with 49 points.

In the last 30 games, it has won 13 times, drawn 10 times, and lost 7 times. In its last match, Real Sociedad won 0-1 against Deportivo Alavés.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 43 goals and conceding 31.​

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