With Arsenal once again showing our soft underbelly with a tame performance and a disappointing draw with Hull City at the Emirates yesterday, the need for more power and fight in the squad has become more urgent than ever. And according to the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, Arsene Wenger is finally ready to act and bring in Sami Khedira in the January transfer window.
There have also been reports that Chelsea and Juventus want the Germany international but it seems that the Gunners are in pole position for a number of reasons. According to an Evening Standard report, the 25-year old has been swayed by to of the current Arsenal squad that won the World Cup with him this summer. Mertesacker and Ozil have been singing the praises of Arsenal and have even convinced him to lower the £150,000 a week wage demands that put paid to the transfer being completed this summer.
And then there is the matter of timing, with Chelsea and Juventus keen to take him on a free transfer next summer once his contract with Real Madrid expires. Arsenal, on the other hand are keen to bring him in as soon as possible, especially if Carlo Ancelotti continues to ignore the midfielder for the Champions League games. Having Khedira able to play for us in the knockout rounds would be a huge bonus and could easily offset the transfer fee.
And that fee is the third reason for Arsenal to be in pole position, because Madrid would rather get something for their player. It’s not as if they are even using him anyway. Khedira was an unused sub again as Madrid beat Levante yesterday and unless they suffer injuries to the likes of Modric, Kroos and Illarramendi at the same time, they will happily sell him in January.
So keep chatting with him, Per and Mesut, and get the chequebook out Arsene. It could just save our season!!