Arsenal lost 2-1 to French outfit Lyon in the Emirates Cup yesterday, in front of Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira, according to the Metro.
The German midfielder, who won the Champions League in 2014 with Real Madrid was in attendance at the Emirates Stadium but saw the Gunners slip to defeat.
Unai Emery said of Khedira: “Khedira is a very good player but this is the first time I have heard his name mentioned.”
And some Arsenal fans took to Twitter to discuss the merits of bringing the experienced German to the Emirates Stadium ahead of next season.
Some supporters want him signed as an experienced alternative in defensive midfield, feeling that his winning mentality and history of winning trophies may help the squad.
But others feel that he is now too far past his best to be any use to Emery and want arrivals to be focused on other areas of the pitch.
In truth, it doesn’t look as if Khedira is close to coming the north London – although Juventus do seem set to try and make some offloads this summer to fund new arrivals – and the verdict is very split on whether he would be a good signing…
He’s probably past his best but let’s face it. Elneny or him? I know who I’d take.
— Lord Farquaad (@Jags_29) July 29, 2019
I’d take him as a back up player. Much better than Elneny!!
— Gav (@GavBig) July 29, 2019
Injury prone, a gamble but we in a position where we really can’t be picky. Bring him to the Emirates Emery
— matt kowech (@MattKowech) July 29, 2019
I have no qualms with taking Rugani and Khedira on loan for a season with the option to buy.
— Jabz (@Jabz257) July 29, 2019
We need experience in that team. He doesn’t even have to play. Young players need people like him
— Uglynigerian (@edo__demon) July 29, 2019
Are you think about it , if he’s available get him ..
— Daniel okocha (@Danielokocha06) July 29, 2019
Treatment staff need to be kept busy I suppose….
— The 48 (@Je_suis_Gemeaux) July 29, 2019
Nah this ship has sailed 😔 we have Lucas T
— Tibz (@Tibz11) July 29, 2019
He’s better than Elneny, Xhaka
— Malcar (@PDestroyer23) July 29, 2019
He’s a ok player but He can’t run anymore , very slow.
— manualpeoplerecords (@manualvinyl) July 29, 2019
He’s past it, no thanks!
— Allister Smith (@monkeyallysmith) July 29, 2019