Confirmed! Arsenal’s First January Signing To Receive £100,000-A-Week.

Arsenal target, Sami Khedira will recieve a weekly buzz of £100,000 when he makes the move from Madrid to London in January according to Metro.

Following reports over the weekend which gave strong suggestions that the player had agreed to join the Gunners, it now appears that more progress has been made towards sealing the deal as personal terms have now been agreed too.

The Real Madrid star has long been on Arsene Wenger’s radar for much of the summer, with a proposed deal having broken down due to a misunderstanding on wages. Madrid had appeared to be willing to let Khedira go, with their acquisition of new stars in James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, and will still look to find a buyer for him in the coming window rather than let him run down his contract in the coming summer.

It now remains for a fee to be agreed between both clubs, Madrid believed to be holding out for about £15 million. Wenger will hope to haggle it to the death for a cut-price closer to the £10 million mark, but Los Merengues are no easy negotiators.

Khedira was a star for Joachim Loew’s all-conquering Die Manshaaft in the World Cup, where he was part of one of the options of a midfield trio that could involve Philip Lahm, Tonic Kroos and Bastian Scweinsteiger.

Manchester United had been rumoured to have also indicated an interest in the player, as their talks over Kevin Strootman seemed to be billed for another Di Maria cost. The prospect of a reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho had also seen Khedira heavily linked with Chelsea.

However, it is Arsene Wenger who now appears to have won Khedira’s heart as only a fee now needs to be agreed with Madrid for a deal to be struck in January. Arsenal are in sure need of a midfielder of Khedira’s ilk, as he is able to fulfill the deep-lying holding midfielder role thought to be the missing appendage in Wenger’s title-aspiring assembly.

Injured captain Mikel Arteta and Mattiue Flamini have struggled to be convincing in that position, with recurring injuires making them quite inconsistent. Khedira, of course, has has his own challenges with injuries, having sat out the majority of Madrid’s double-winning campaing last season, coming back to feature in the run-in to the clinching of La Decima in May. Without any impediments, he went on to play a stellar role in Germany’s World Cup success, scoring a goal, off a Mesut Ozil assist, in the 7-1 rout of hosts, Brasil.

Khedira will surely be a welcome addition to the squad – not just an addition, though, as he will walk straight into the XI to put a plug to the DM hole which have been left gaping for a while.

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    gooner4life

    Just what we need another injury prone player on high wages to warm the treatment table.Of course ours does not get much time to cool down with the number of injured players we have.We should be looking for big imposing strong players who will actually play and earn their big wages.Surely there are other options out there who are not so fragile.Any one agree?

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    Rudeboy Ronald

    Yes diz is wat wi nid in order to be on table

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    IKENNA

    PLS WE NEED HIM IN ARSENAL.

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    Uwot?

    Another box to box m/fielder.no we def don,t need him.what we do def need is def/mid like schneiderlin or kondogbia,a beast!then we,re set….

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      Brian

      Spot on, what is needed is a non injury prone defensive midfielder

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    steven unwin

    you chaps writing above you are spot on , but do not worry because khedira will not be joining ARSENAL in January or any other time.its all talk to keep us quite.

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    mobolajisaheed

    That it’s nice ideal we need a strong and powerful mildfidiers with striker

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    diggy

    misunderstanding on wages?

    they had 2 months to sort this deal out.

    We’ll be 18 points behind the Chavs before he arrives!

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    chilembwe john

    Khedira is a good player. We need him

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    SAGunner

    Its like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. Arsene Wenger is a pig headed tit with little or no ability in the tfr markets – This has been shown over the last 4 or 5 years. We have missed out on many potential starts because he wants bargains. Khadeira could have been at the club in the previous tfr window, no, he would not pay the man what his salary request was.. now he is in the crap and he will end up paying what he wants – in the mean time that senile old tit has cost us another season of frustration and poor showing.-
    The major Arsenal problem is that the believe that being financially independent will win trophies whilst in fact Good winning foot ball is the first priority as this brings the fans who are solely responsible for the Arsenal existence. No Fans – No sponsors – no sponsors – no football club. That is a fact./

    Arsenal get your priorities in the right sequence and you will be a wealthy top club – now you are on a slippery slope sliding down to the mediocrity of the bottom teams.

    No silverware and no 4th place this season. They are playing shit football – may now improve with the spectator Ozil sidelined! We can now field 11active players instead of 10 players ad 1 spectator

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