Metro have lavished more uncertainty on Arsenal and their fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the publication have claimed that Sami Khedira has returned to pre-season training with Real Madrid.
Now as one of our punters notes, that does not mean a transfer away from Los Blancos is off; more that Khedria is simply complying with the rules Carlo Ancelotti has set for him.
Arsenal meanwhile seem to have learnt from their mistakes in previous transfer windows and have started to chase after Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho who also plays in Khedira’s favoured defensive midfield role.
Our landlord points out that Arsenal’s summer activity marks a massive change in policy from previous transfer windows where they would chase after one target and get rebuffed – being left in serious trouble!
Arsene Wenger certainly seems to be a changed man this time around and the FA Cup success has spurred the Gunners on, as has the fact that their rival sides are buying and strengthening as well.
Over a pint, our punters note that whilst Khedira would be the icing on the cake, he is not the be all and end all this summer.
Arsenal fans. Do you really need Khedira? Is this just a saga that will drag on all summer? Let us know your thoughts below.