The Arsenal transfer rumours relating to Sami Khedira have been simmering since the beginning of the summer, and it looks like they are still going full pelt and will be until the end of January. According to many pundits Khedira has a host of top teams to choose from, but the Real Madrid midfielder always seem to have Arsenal as favourites to sign him.
According to the Arsenal old-boy Perry Groves, Khedira is the missing link that could fire the Gunners back up the Premiership table and into contention for the title. Groves told the London Standard: “They need to strengthen that defensive midfield area and the one that stands out in my mind is Khedira, he would be perfect for them.
“Khedira knows that role. He has the physicality and a great passing range. His attitude is good with a great winning mentality and it wouldn’t take him too long to settle because he would have his three German team-mates with him [Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski].
“He would give Arsenal something different. A lot of their midfield players are very similar, very technically gifted players but Khedira will win the ball back to allow others to go and play. He’s proved he can handle life at a massive club and he could fit straight in.
“If Arsenal can get their injured players back while making sure the gap to the top doesn’t get too big with Chelsea and City then they have a chance to challenge for the title. If they can get to within six or seven points by the time the January transfer window opens and then sign Khedira, they could win it.”
He is certainly talking sense that all our midfielders are a bit too similar, but does that mean Khedira would be the perfect answer? I’m not too sure about that, but when he says that we also need to get all our injured players back then I know he is in cloud cuckoo land!