Kit Holden

Kit Holden writes on German Football for The Independent and Der Tagesspiegel. He is also a co-editor of online magazine Bundesliga Football UK.

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Heung-min Son

Heung-min Son: The next 'Shinji Kagawa' coveted by Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal

When a player shines in the Bundesliga, it is only a matter of time before he is linked with a move to one of two destinations: Munich or England.

Bayern Munich are like the Chinese: War of words breaks out between Bayern and Borussia Dortmund

Whichever side of the fence you fall on, it is thoroughly entertaining. And yet, under the cloud of mind games and exchanged insults lies a more pertinent truth.

The Bayern Munich team acknowledge their fans after the victory over Arsenal

'Are you watching Queenie?': The German media reaction to Bayern Munich's victory over Arsenal

Jack Wilshere and Lukas Podolski picked out as only star performers in Arsenal side

Arjen Robben

Arsenal beware: Bayern Munich’s attack is so good they leave Mario Gomez and Arjen Robben on the bench

The Munich street on which the Bayern headquarters are to be found, has begun to take its place alongside Coronation Street and Albert Square as the location for one of the world’s most famous soap operas.

Bayern Munich defender Dante surrounded by his team-mates

Dante: The Bayern Munich defender 'every manager dreams of having'

If Arsenal are to keep one thing in mind when they line up against FC Bayern tomorrow evening, it should be that this is not Bayern as we have known them in recent years.

Match fixing suspicions provide German football’s biggest battle yet

If the scope of Europol’s match fixing discoveries have taught us one thing, it is that this a disease which transcends all boundaries, and seeps into any and every football nation it possibly can.

Lewis Holtby

Lewis Holtby's early arrival will emphatically strengthen Tottenham's Champions League hopes

German football expert Kit Holden analyses the midfielder's early switch from Schalke

Lewis Holtby

Lewis Holtby and a cascade of trade between England and Germany

For those poor souls whose primary source of post-Christmas entertainment is the machinations of the Bundesliga, January was set to be bleak.

Pep Guardiola exits for the final time

Kit Holden: Bayern's philosophy echoes that of Barcelona – just without the debt

The capture of the former Barcelona manager is some sort of revenge for Bayern Munich over Chelsea.

Germany must hope love isn't blind as Joachim Löw shapes the national team for a more successful year

For Löw and his side, 2013 will be a year for reform. The trials exposed various psychological shortcomings which must be sorted, but Löw’s talents as a coach, and the quality and breadth of the resources available to him are still in no doubt.

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