Arsene legend Robert Pires has suggested Arsenal are capable of winning the Premier League title, but only if they sign Sami Khedira in January.
Pires was asked what Arsenal needed, the midfielder, now playing for Goa FC replied:
“He [Wenger] needs a big player in the middle, like Viera, strong, tall, because this position is very important for the balance between attack and defence.
“The quality is there but you need more, maybe [someone] like Yaya Toure in middle. He reminds me of Patrick Vieira, maybe they have an opportuniuty with Khedira. It is likely in the January window. He played very well with Germany. My advice is if he can buy Khedira he can be the [new] Vieira, more aggression in the middle. He has a lot of experience. When you play in the middle you need experience, especially when your midfield is young like Arsenal’s.”
I think we all agree Robert. Arsenal are lacking that world class midfield enforcer. Khedira looks like he will be available in January for £10million and he’s a world cup winner.
My only concern with Khedira is his injury history. He also looks like he will barely play for Madrid before January, and that could be viewed as a positive or negative factor.
I have a feeling we will sign Khedira in January and I hope we do. He’s probably the best option, and a three and a half year contract worth around £100,000 per week would be the offer I’d make to him. What would you do? Let us know by commenting below.
Incase you didn’t know, Pires now has a very decent beard. He is also preparing to start the season in the Indian Super League for Goa FC.
He trained with Arsenal just last year