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Arsenal’s midfield would’ve been one of the sharpest by signing this 32-year-old German ace from Serie A

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Sami Khedira

Why Arsenal should have signed Sami Khedira in the summer

Sami Khedira is one of the best midfielders of this generation. The German has been excellent for the national side and Real Madrid and has done a good job at Juventus too.

The 32-year-old wasn’t a regular starter for the Turin giants last season and racked up just 10 starts in the Champions League and Serie A in the previous campaign.

The German had the chance to move in the summer but snubbed interest from Everton, according to Calciomercato (h/t Sun).

Sami Khedira
Sami Khedira

The report adds that Khedira was interested in joining Arsenal but the deal just couldn’t be done.

The German has remained with the Turin giants and seems to be in favour under new boss Maurizio Sarri.

However, Arsenal missed out on landing a quality player they could have done with.

The Gunners missed out on a talent

The midfielder isn’t the quickest in his position and but his experience would have come in handy for the Gunners.

Arsenal lost two members in the summer who had countless games under their belts. Laurent Koscielny effective forced his way out of the club and joined Bordeaux while Stephen Lichsteiner also left in the summer.

The pair had a combined age of close to 70, but apart from that, their experience will be missed the most.

Khedira would also provide a calm head in the team with the Gunners seeing the best and the worst of Granit Xhaka and David Luiz this season.

The pair are extremely talented and can be matchwinners on their day, but are prone to making errors on the pitch.

Khedira would have provided Unai Emery an option to mix his team around, and a short-term contract would have been ideal for all parties.

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Arsenal do have several young midfielders coming through the ranks while Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira provide additional options to Emery, but experienced players have their own value in a team.


Khedira might not have been a regular starter for the Gunners had he joined, but the German would have provided a cool head in the midfield.

Arsenal had a decent transfer window in the summer by landing the likes of Kieran Tierney, Nicolas Pepe and Dani Ceballos, and Khedira would have been the icing on the cake.