The positions in the squad that Arsenal intends to strengthen this summer have been known to even the less ardent of football follower. One of these positions is the holding midfield role. For years Arsenal have not had a conventional holding midfielder. The pursuit of a player in this position has resulted in numerous players being linked. One of these players is Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira. The 27 year old German international has built a reputation as one of the best midfielders in the world in his position. As his link to Arsenal continues, here are five reasons why he will join Arsenal.
1. THE GERMAN CONTINGENT.
It is no longer a secret that Arsenal has now become like a de facto German national team with Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil, Serge Gnabry and the less known Thomas Eisfeld as Germans in the club.
And being a former team mate with Mesut Ozil at Real Madrid, and having a close relationship with the Arsenal midfielder besides football, there is a likelihood that he would want to renew those acquaintances.
2. WON ALL.
Sami Khedira joined Real Madrid in 2010 from Stuttgart. Since his arrival in Spain, he has enjoyed a successful spell. Winning the Copa De Rey, Spanish La Liga, Spanish Super Cup and just last season he played half an hour in Real Madrid’s triumph in the Champions League Final in Lisbon. As a result of this, he could be inching for a new challenge, and he might see London Colney has a place to embrace that.
3. ARSENE WENGER
Despite the criticism that the Frenchman popularly referred to as Le Prof gets, he still enjoys a pulling factor when he comes to convincing players to join Arsenal. This much was evident by the words of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez when they signed; they both stated the manager was the key to their decisions in joining the club. The fact Arsene Wenger personally spoke to both players strikes a cord. And added to that Arsene Wenger’s ability to speak German could sway Sami Khedira our way.
4. THE WEMBLEY TRIUMPH
When Aaron Ramsey scored the third goal in the FA Cup final to complete Arsenal’s comeback in that match, very few knew the repercussions. It has turned out to be more than a trophy, as the nine year trophy drought being lifted as freed the club to attract world class players to the club.
5. THE DRAW OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE
The draw of the Premier League to several players cannot be understated. With it wide reach, many players have longed to test themselves in a league regarded as the best in the world. Having played in Germany, and playing in Spain. The Premier League could be his third league through the eyes of Arsenal.