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He's still in the process of being eased into the side after months on the sidelines with a thigh muscle injury but there seems little <br> doubt that once fully fit, <b>Mario Götze</b> is going to be every bit as influential for FC Bayern Munich as he was at Borussia Dortmund <b>Thiago Alcantara</b> (l., against Nürnberg's Hanno Balitsch) was the one player new FC Bayern coach Pep Guardiola wanted at any cost and <br> Spain's U-21 European championship-winning skipper is earmarked for a pivotal role in the 2012/13 quadruple-winners' midfield  Bayern's great domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund have meanwhile picked a winner themselves in the form of <b>Henrikh Mkhitaryan</b>. The free-scoring Armenian midfielder, back from a four-week injury break, netted both goals in the 2-1 Matchday 4 win at Frankfurt that sent BVB clear at the top <b>Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang</b> was even quicker out the blocks for the Yellow-Blacks, scoring a hat-trick on his Bundesliga debut at Augsburg. <br>They're unlikely to be the last goals the jet-powered Gabon international dispatches this season  <b>Heung-Min Son</b> (c., against Schalke's Atsuto Uchida) swapped Hamburg for Bayer Leverkusen over the summer and the South Korean <br> shooting star is already developing a highly promising frontline partnership with Bundesliga top scorer Stefan Kießling  FC Schalke 04 pulled off a real coup with the signing of midfield powerhouse <b>Kevin-Prince Boateng</b> from AC Milan. The Berlin-born <br> Ghana international's debut coincided with Schalke's first league win of the season, against on-form Leverkusen Borussia Mönchengladbach have certainly been getting among the goals in their first few matches and <b>Max Kruse</b> (l., against Leverkusen's Gonzalo Castro) <br> has already given ample evidence of why the Foals pounced so swiftly to sign him up from SC Freiburg He may have found himself crowded out in Munich, but <b>Luiz Gustavo</b> (c., against Mainz's Julian Baumgartlinger) has wasted little time settling in at the heart of a VfL Wolfsburg side with high ambitions. The move is unlikely to harm the Brazilian midfielder's FIFA World Cup prospects either 1899 Hoffenheim's start to the season has been anything but dull and new French frontman <b>Anthony Modeste</b> (l.) is <br> already up and running in Bundesliga - two goals in a 5-1 drubbing of Heiko Westermann's Hamburg included Hertha Berlin reannounced their top-flight presence in style with a 6-1 whipping of Frankfurt and <b>Hajime Hosogai</b> was one of their stand-out performers on the day. Fresh on the books from Leverkusen, the Japanese midfielder has everything it takes to become the capital club's new midfield general
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