The Gunners face competition for Ginter’s signature.
Arsenal face a battle to sign highly rated SC Freiburg youngster Matthias Ginter as Bundesliga runners-up join the race to land the teenager, according to the Mirror.
The Gunners are lining up a £5m transfer for the young German but could risk losing out on the defender to Dortmund.
An impressive season for Freiburg in the top tier in Germany saw them finish fifth in the table and qualify for Europa League football.
The backlash of that success for manager Christian Steich is that many of his key players have drawn the attention of bigger clubs and Daniel Caligiuri, Max Kruse and Cedric Makiadi have already departed the Mage Solar Stadion this summer.
Therefore Steich will be keen not to also lose Ginter, but with Arsenal and Dortmund chasing the 19-year-old a departure looks inevitable.
Arsene Wenger is keen to strengthen his squad for the 2013/14 campaign after the north London club finished their current season without a trophy for the eighth successive year.
Likewise, disappointingly for Wenger his side only just qualified for the Champions League after a final day victory over Newcastle United put Arsenal one point ahead of rivals Tottenham and into fourth spot.
However, chief executive at the Emirates Stadium Ivan Gazidis has promised the Frenchman a significant transfer kitty this summer believed to be around £70m.
With a large amount of funds Wenger has the opportunity to really make a dent in the market and the departures of Andrey Arshavin, Denilson and Sebastian Squillaci will have freed up some money for wages.
Arsenal have already signed fellow promising youngster Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre.
Here’s Ginter in the opponent’s box putting the Augsburg defence to the sword.