Arsenal close to signing their new talisman – report

After waiting so long for the first major signing of the summer it appears that the patience of Arsenal fans worldwide is about to pay huge dividends.

We have reported over the last week about how Arsenal are following up the Sanchez deal with a bid to bring Sami Khedira to the club and latest media news suggests that a deal is close.

The Metro stated late Saturday:

Arsenal are hoping of landing Sami Khedira after entering advanced negotiations with Real Madrid over the player.

Khedira, who has already turned down a new contract at Madrid, has emerged as a top transfer target for the Gunners.

A £24million bid has already gone in and now Spanish reports say the two clubs are in advanced talks over the transfer.

Quite what makes them ‘advanced’ talks is anyone’s guess. Perhaps they are discussing theories of evolution aswell as the transfer of Khedira to Arsenal?

Either way we believe that if Arsenal can get this one done it will represent and even better buy than Sanchez. Arsenal are desperate for a swashbuckling leader in the centre of the park – someone to make The Gunners a more feared and difficult side to beat. In this sense Khedira could easily become Arsenal’s new talisman. And we wouldn’t be surprised if he was eventually given the captain’s armband.

He had a fantastic World Cup and quite why Real Madrid want to sell him is anyone’s guess. But with just a year left on his contract Arsenal look in pole position for the signature.

You would have to say that with these two new additions Arsenal will be a different proposition next season and the title race could be even more fascinating.

Arsenal fans: even better signing than Sanchez?