Arsene Wenger is not like your average football manager as he tends to treat the Arsenal transfer kitty as if it was coming out of his own pocket. But while this frustrates us fans at times as we look on at other club bosses splashing the cash, it does have it’s good points.
It means that Wenger is very careful about getting good value for money and bringing in the right player. So I imagine that the Frenchman will be very interested to see that the German World Cup winner and good friend of Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, has confirmed that he will be leaving Real Madrid when his contract runs out this summer, as reported by Metro.
With another piece of Arsenal transfer news in The Telegraph revealing that Southampton want £25 million for Morgan Schneiderlin, there will obviously be questions about which of these talented and fairly similar players the Gunners should sign, but I don’t think there is a real choice.
Because we have waited so long since our last Premier League trophy and with the boss not getting any younger, the choice must be Schneiderlin. We might end up regretting it if Khedira goes somewhere and plays brilliantly but he has hardly been able to get into the Madrid team this season and there are doubts over his fitness. And while it might take time for him to adjust to the Premier League, the French international is in great form, proven in England and ready to slot right in.
Do you agree that signing Khedira over Schneiderlin would be too big a risk for Arsenal to take?