Arsenal are reportedly willing to offer Sami Khedira £100,000 per week in January to get him out of Real Madrid, according to the Independent.
Madrid know that Khedira’s contract ends at the end of the season and reports say they are willing to sell him in January, if a club were to offer £10million. No doubt Arsenal will try and bargain that down. He won the World Cup this summer and turns 28 this season. With over 50 caps and nearly 100 games for Germany, Khedira is certainly experienced.
The Independent report: ‘Spanish news website Fichajes have reported that a deal with the Gunners worth £100,000-a-week has already been agreed between Khedira and the Premier League club.’
Khedira does have a past littered with injuries, but he’s a world cup winner and a very good midfielder. His strength and experience will be a key addition to an Arsenal midfield lacking just those ingredients.
Denilson, Alexandre Song, Mikel Arteta and most recently Mathieu Flamini have all failed to make the defensive midfield position their own, with the obvious flaws of the latter two being painfully exposed against top level opposition last season; the four heavy away defeats to Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City saw Arsenal concede 20 goals – just under half of their total for the season (41). By comparison, Cardiff City, who finished bottom of the league with a goal difference of -74, conceded only 13 goals in the reciprocate fixtures.
For all of their efforts, Arteta and Flamini’s have consistently demonstrated important frailties that signify the importance of Arsenal signing a defensive-minded midfielder.
Should Arsenal spend £100,000 per week and £10million on Sami Khedira in January? Is he the answer to the Gunners serious lack of bite in midfield.