Arsenal: Decent deal off, Superb deal on? Reports

Arsenal have reportedly been on the trail of German international Sami Khedira for most of the summer.

And while there is of course still a possibility that the player will join the club, reports in Spain today suggest that Bayern München have jumped the queue for the signature of the player.

Marca reports:

Guardiola’s Bayern is having quiet words with Sami Khedira, although they won’t be reeling the German in to the Allianz Arena until next summer. The Bavarian club has got in contact with the midfielder to talk about a possible move in 2015, when the player’s contract with Real Madrid runs out.

Khedira would walk into the Arsenal team and improve it immediately. At 27 he’s a ready made winner. But, if that one doesn’t come off, it may prove a blessing in disguise.

Because reports from Portugal suggest that another apparent Arsenal target has been made available for sale. The Metro says:

Arsenal clear to sign William Carvalho as Sporting Lisbon put him up for sale

Signing Carvalho would of course represent more of a gamble for Arsenal. He’s very inexperienced and there is no guarantee that he would hit the ground running in England.

But he who dares wins and Carvalho has the potential to be as good as Patrick Viera, never mind Khedira. He’s got that same languid style at the legendary Frenchman. And, like Viera, he’s a pass master and excellent tackler.

Carvalho looks set to become one of the best midfielders in Europe in years to come and if Arsenal take the plunge they may have the excitement of seeing a world class star improving in front of their eyes on a weekly basis.

Let’s see him in full flow. Arsenal fans: would you prefer the experience of Khedira or the almost limitless potential of Carvalho?