According to reports from Spain, Arsenal’s acquisition of the services of World Cup and UEFA Champions League winner, Sami Khedira, is on the verge of a revival. This purported massive turn- around from the player can be deduced from his drop in wage demands as reported in a tweet by La Sexta journalist Jose Luis Sanchez.
This would send a lot of Arsenal fans to Cloud Seven with a potential ascension to Cloud Nine, in a summer that has seen the Gunners acquire the
services of Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy at only 26days into the transfer window. Sami Khedira has reportedly slashed his wage demands to
£134,000-a-week as against the earlier reported £150,000-per-week that stalled the deal in the first place, in an attempt to make the deal happen.
Sami Khedira’s turn around may not be unconnected with the influence of the growing German contingents in the Arsenal squad with Lukas Podolski
hinting after the World Cup that the Real Madrid star’s destination would be London. The help of the Germans would in no small measure allow him to
properly integrate into the Arsenal set-up.
Now, here is the problem, in a midfield that already has Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, a “resurgent” Abou Diaby, Francis Coquelin and Mathieu Flamini,
all capable of playing both as holding midfielders and box to box midfielders, that special player to constantly warm the Gunners bench this new season and likely demand a move away in seasons to come, is left to be seen. To a very large extent, this portends a very interesting headache for the average Arsenal fan and some selection problems for Le Professor.
This news even though a cheery one for Arsenal fans may not see the light of the day if news making the rounds that Arsenal is trying to make deals available for any one of Morgan Schneiderlin and William Carvalho. Its just an indication that any addition in the mould of a DM is imminent. While Sami Khedira is clearly the most experienced of the three, factors like weekly wages, transfer fee agreement between Arsenal and their respective clubs and other personal terms between Arsenal and the players will play an important role in who ends up at the Emirates come September when the transfer window would come to a close.
However, this window of opportunity to get a quality DM in Sami Khedira as re-opened by Sami himself, should not be ignored by Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board as his wealth of experience may just be the missing link that would make the Gunners a real title contender.
Come On Arsene, the ball is in your court now!!!!