Khedira could join Ozil at Arsenal? by Ash
The transfer window may have only just closed, but the rumours regarding possible incomers at Arsenal continue unchecked all year round, and a recent piece of speculation revolves around the Real Madrid and Germany international midfielder Sami Khedira who has some very interesting quotes.
Arsenal are beginning to build up a bit of an association with Real Madrid and their players having being linked with the likes of Iker Casillas, Angel Di Maria, Mesut Ozil, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain over the course of the summer. Of course we only signed Mesut Ozil out of those mentioned and although his signing is definitely one of the best that Wenger has ever pulled off, it seems as if Le Prof wants to return to Madrid for more, with the latest suggestions, reported by Metro, that Sami Khedira could be linking up with former teammate Mesut Ozil at the Emirates stadium.
Khedira, who is reportedly unhappy with Madrid’s decision to sell his international teammate Ozil, states that he would be open to moving away from the Spanish capital, opening up suggestions that a move to Arsenal could be on the cards to reunite the pair in London.
Khedira said, ‘Personally, I feel bad about Mesut’s transfer. We are very, very good friends. His departure is a loss also from a sporting perspective. Mesut can make the difference.’
Although the reports from the media are slightly misleading in the fact that Khedira never openly states he would consider a move away, they have taken his words as a suggestion to say that he would like to link up with Ozil again one day at club level, hence the link to Arsenal. So although the media may have embellished this story, thinking about it in more detail if Arsenal were to sign Khedira it would be a good move all round for the Gunners.
The 26 year old wouldn’t be hugely expensive and he would certainly prove to be the answer to our defensive midfield woes, my only concern is that if we bring in another midfielder then surely someone has to go out of the door and we have such a talented midfield already, so sadly for Khedira I personally can’t see this deal happening anytime in the near future.