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Khedira transfer blow could be GOOD news for Arsenal

Arsenal were handed an unequivocal `forget it` by the Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti on our hopes of completing the transfer of the Germany international Sami Khedira in the January transfer window. It was thought that the powerful central midfielder was the top transfer of Arsene Wenger but according to a report in the Evening Standard the move is not going to happen.

Not in January anyway, after Ancelotti issued a statement yesterday declaring his intention to continue trying to persuade the 27-year old to renew his contract and stay in La Liga. And Ancelotti also stated that if Khedira did not agree to stay in Madrid, he would not be leaving before next summer.

Khedira to Arsenal transfer at risk from Chelsea AND Juventus

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.

Why Arsenal will LOSE if Chelsea go for Khedira transfer!!

It was only a few weeks ago that Arsenal fans were hearing some good news on Sami Khedira in various Arsenal transfer rumours around the media. The gist of it was that the Gunners had agreed personal terms with the Germany international and just needed to wrap up the deal with his current club Real Madrid, who know that January is their last chance to get something before the midfielder leaves on a free transfer next summer. All good then.

Former Gunners says Khedira transfer means Arsenal STILL have title chance

The Arsenal transfer rumours about the Germany midfielder Sami Khedira did not stop when the summer transfer window closed. If anything, they have increased and plenty of media outlets, including the Daily Star, seem to think that Arsene Wenger will be going back in January to sign the 27-year old fr4om Real Madrid.

And this one transfer could be the difference between Arsenal falling short of our goals again and actually putting in a strong and realistic title challenge, according to the former Gunner and France international Robert Pires. He told the Daily Telegraph that Khedira is just the right player to complete the missing piece of the puzzle for Arsenal, as his strength, experience, ability and aggression in the centre of the pitch reminds Pires of a certain former team mate of his called Patrick Vieira.

DONE DEAL? Arsenal finally agree defensive midfielder transfer

It has been over nine years since Arsenal lost the services of one of the best midfielders the club has ever had in Patrick Vieira. And three years later we also said goodbye to the Brazilian international Gilberto Silva who had done a great job giving the Gunners some real steel in the middle of the park.

And now it appears that Arsene Wenger has finally joined the consensus of opinion that Arsenal need another player of that ilk if we are to turn our creative talent into a Premier League title and regular trophies. If you believe some of the many recent Arsenal transfer rumours, then Wenger may have been close to signing a powerful central midfielder during this summer transfer window.

Have Arsenal REALLY tied up Khedira for January transfer?

Unless he signs a new contract in the next eight months, Arsenal transfer target Sami Khedira will be able to walk away from his current club Real Madrid and the Spanish giants will not receive a single euro in compensation. Even with all their money, that is not a good situation and they do still have to comply with the FFP rules laid down by UEFA.

So maybe there is some truth in the rumour that the Gunners have agreed a transfer fee of around £11 million euros with Madrid to sign the Germany international in January. But don’t get too excited just yet Arsenal fans, because the report has come from Caughhtoffside.com and thy are not always the most reliable source of information.

Will Diarra shine in second spell at Arsenal?

The first time that Arsene Wenger signed Lass Diarra for Arsenal was on transfer deadline day back in August 2007, as Chelsea knew that he would be able to leave on a free transfer a few months later. This time, if the Arsenal transfer rumour in the Daily Express is correct, the Frenchman will sign the combative midfielder even later.

The 29-year old former Real Madrid star is not a free agent exactly, he is still under contract with Lokomotiv Moscow, but Arsenal can get around the transfer restrictions to sign him, apparently, as he has fallen out with the club’s management and so has not been registered with the Russian League.

Why Wenger is key for Ozil to shine at Arsenal

When Arsenal stunned the football fans and followers in England and around Europe last year, by smashing the club transfer record to sign Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid, the Germany internetional revealed that Arsene Wenger was a big reason for his decision to become a Gunner.

Not only did the Frenchman phone Ozil personally, using his brilliant language skills to persuade him in German, but the Prof’s reputation for looking after and improving the players under him was a factor as well. And Ozil has already benefited from that part of Wenger’s approach.

Arsenal get Green Light to sign Khedira! Will it happen?

If, and this is still a big IF, Gooners, Arsene Wenger is really keen on signing the Germany international Sami Khedira to add some strength, steel and serious class to the centre of the Arsenal midfield, then we should soon know about it.

The 27-year old has been linked with a transfer to the Gunners, as well as other clubs like Chelsea and Bayern Munich, ever since the summer transfer window opened before the World Cup finals in Brazil. But up until now, his current club Real Madrid seemed to be playing hardball over the deal, apparently demanding well over £20 million even though Khedira will be available for free next summer.

His agent and other rumours point to Khedira’s Arsenal transfer!!

There are more Arsenal transfer rumours in the media today, suggesting that the deal to bring Sami Khedira to Arsenal from Real Madrid this summer, might actually still happen.

Just a day or so ago we were told that the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich had entered the race to sign the central midfielder, and that they were strong favourites to beat the Gunners to the punch. However, that now appears to be somewhat wide of the mark, with the players own agent denying any links with Bayern.

Khedira to get same Arsenal wages as Ozil and Sanchez?

We have all heard plenty about the Arsenal wage structure and it has sometimes been a real bone of contention for the fans who just want to see the best players come to play for us. But even now that Wenger has a lot more money to spend, he is not going to start paying the sort of money that Rooney gets at Man United or Toure at Man City.

Arsenal are still the fourth biggest spender on wages in the Premier League, though, even though we are way down the list on transfer fees, and that is also to with the structure. There are bands at Arsenal, with the likes of Ramsey, Wilshere and Cazorla on a similar amount near the top of the scale.

Arsenal transfer news – Khedira off, Schneiderlin talks ON!

Arsenal may have more money to spend this summer than ever before, with the debt incurred by building the Emirates stadium no longer requiring Arsene Wenger to scour the French second division and other corners of the football globe looking to unearth a hidden gem in the transfer market.

But the Frenchman is still not the kind of manager, like many others I could mention, that does not care about the club’s money. The Prof always wants to get value for money, which is why he has apparently refused to meet the £80,000 a week salary demands of Loic Remy. And the same financial acumen seems to have put paid to the possible transfer of Sami Khedira from Real Madrid.