Sunday 3 August 2014

Khedira to Arsenal a real possibility

As many of you already know, I've been rather sceptical of the transfer rumour linking us with Sami Khedira and that's putting it mildly.

However, Arsene Wenger's reaction when asked if he'd made an enquiry about Khedira has made me reassess my view.

His reply was something along the lines of 'it depends what you mean by "enquiry"'. That reply makes me think there's no smoke without fire, in this case.

Meanwhile, it appears that Real Madrid are willing to sell to us for something in excess of £20m rather than let him leave next year for free (probably to Bayern Munich). The stumbling block would appear to be the German's wage demands.

If Khedira does sign, it could be curtains for Arteta. It makes me think it's no wonder that Wenger hasn't decided who will wear the captain's armband next season.

My bet is on Mertesacker, providing Arteta and Vermaelen leave this summer. I really don't think Wenger likes to alter the pecking order, so will leave things as they are providing the current skipper and vice captain stay put.

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