Arsene Wenger has been unusually open about his transfer plans this close season, most times adopting a more direct approach to either dismissing a report of a player being linked to the club out rightly as in the case of Juan Quintero and Mario Balotelli, and other times admitting opening that Thomas Vermaelen was going to leave. He has some how ditched his cryptic way of answering questions this transfer window at least.
However when asked about Sami Khedira, it was classic Arsene Wenger on display once again, practically going back to his cryptic ways in respect of questions relating to the German midfielder.
Asked about whether he made an offer for Sami Khedira his answer was No.
Pressed further on whether there was an enquiring for Sami Khedira his answer was what is an enquire to you? When further asked on the availability of Sami Khedira, his reply was I do not know. If I read the newspapers, he is available.
His statement above was neither here nor there. He never gave anything away which means Arsenal could be in for the German midfielder after all. As stated earlier he was forthright and firm in dismissing the Juan Quintero and Mario Balotelli reports, question now is why didn’t he do the same thing in respect of Sami Khedira? A pointer to that is that, there is more to it than what he tried to convey in his post match interview.
The sequence of events in respect of the reports linking Sami Khedira to Arsenal points to the fact that there is something in it that Arsene Wenger does not want to give away. For a reminder the sequence read thus;
*Marca reports a deal being agreed between Real Madrid and Arsenal
*Agent denies deal
*Reports of wage demands stalling the deal
*Lukas Podolski’s attempt to play a go between in Berlin by shouting Arsenal in reply to the question posed to Sami Khedira about where his future lies next season during Germany’s World cup parade.
* Another report about wages, this time, that Sami Khedira has reduced his wage demands from the hitherto £150,000 to £134,000 a week.
These sequence of events points to the fact that Arsenal are surely interested in the German, and the talk of bring in another two signings could be him as one of the signings
Although nothing can be drawn much into what Arsene Wenger said, it should however be noted that when reports where on that Santi Cazorla was coming to Arsenal in 2012, this was the same man who said he did not know Santi Cazorla when he was asked about the Spaniard during Arsenal’s Asian tour of 2012, few weeks after that, he signed the ambidextrous midfielder from Malaga.
In the end, the less said about Arsene Wenger’s comment the better, because his yes can end up as no, and his no as yes.