Can the world stop picking on Arsenal for a while. Not for long, I am not greedy, but it would be nice if we didn’t have to without almost a complete first team of players through injury for the rest of the season. And it would be nice if Arsene Wenger could complete his transfer business in January without some of the richest and most extravagant clubs in the world getting involved.
Fat chance, according to the latest Arsenal transfer rumours about our alleged transfer target Sami Khedira, who the Gunners supposedly already have an agreement with over the personal terms of his potential move to north London. But that does not mean we will get him, because as well as the apparent interest from Jose Mourinho and Chelsea, the Daily Express are now reporting that the Italian champions Juventus could hijack the deal.
The story goes that they may offer their Chile international midfielder to Real Madrid in exchange, or part exchange, for Khedira. Vidal has been strongly linked with a move to Man United but the Italian champions would apparently prefer to deal with Madrid and get a ready made replacement for their star midfielder. Juve would definitely be able to offer Khedira the Champions League football he demands, the only question is whether they would be able to match the wages on offer in the Premier League.
With the 25-year old allowed to talk to other clubs in January, I guess we will soon find out one way or the other. Do you think he will join the German contingent at Arsenal?