Intern dazzles Champions League

Editor’s note: the following blog has been written by Arsenal-supporting Alex Townley. It may therefore contain a number of exaggerations, skewed opinions and fictions relating to the Gunners. Otherwise it’s a great read!

Mario Götze, Borussia Dortmund’s wunderkind, shone in the Champions League last night as last season’s Bundesliga champions drew against a valiant Arsenal (see what I mean? – Ed).  Despite Robin Van Persie’s well taken right footed opener, proving that he is a not a one-footed footballer, Dortmund equalised in the 88th minute with a poorly executed wonder strike from a lesser known substitute, his first and surely last for the club.

Götze was nevertheless one of the stars of the show, and come the final minute Dortmund were unlucky not to have scored; denied repeatedly by the ferocious midfield display of tenacious Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song and the goalkeeping-genius of WojciechSzczęsny.

In the pre-match build up we were very pleased to read in the Evening Standard that Götze (only 19 years old) spent his summer working in Borussia Dortmund’s offices as an intern.  This despite having played a key role in Dortmund’s Bundesliga triumph last season, contributing 6 goals and 15 assists in 33 games.  It was of no surprise that he was linked with last night’s opposition, Arsenal, who, according to reports, submitted a club record bid for the player in the region of £30-35m.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Mario Götze on his footballing successes thus far and his extracurricular work ethic. It goes to show that an internship can be hugely valuable, no matter what your circumstances!