PHOTO: Ozil and Podolski post photo with Arsenal-target Khedira

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is believed to be interested in Real Madrid man Sami Khedira. Could a German link be essential in securing the transfer?

Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski both uploaded the above photograph to their Instagram and Twitter accounts respectively, highlighting the rapport between themselves and an Arsenal target Sami Khedira, far right, reportedly the subject of £23 million interest.

Khedira currently plies his trade with Real Madrid and, during current Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's time at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, prompted the Portuguese to laud him as the best in his position.

In a previous data study by HITC: Sport, Khedira was likened to Gilberto Silva or Claude Makelele in the sense that there is a widespread under-appreciation of his skill-set, yet his arrival at the Emirates Stadium could bring the very best out of his national team-mate Ozil.

The 27-year-old has made three key appearances in the German line-up throughout the World Cup tournament in Brazil, providing a vital link between the Joachim Low's defence and attack.

Khedira, along with Ozil, will be essential if Germany to navigate a way past the French on Friday, July 4 at the Estadio Maracan in Rio de Janeiro.

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