Arsenal on alert as Real Madrid star Sami Khedria confirms summer exit

Sami Khedira warming up

Sami Khedira has been linked with a move to Arsenal.

Sami Khedira has taken to social networking site Instagram in order to say his farewells to Real Madrid after confirming his exit to the Spanish publication Marca.

The Germany international joined the club from Stuttgart during Jose Mourinho’s previous reign and established himself as a first-team regular alongside Xabi Alonso.

However, during Carlo Ancelotti’s stint as boss, the World Cup winner has featured sparsely and the club have allowed his contract to whittle down to its summer expiry date.

With no new deal in sight, his future has been the focus of much speculation, with Premier League clubs such as Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly interested in his services, as per The Telegraph.

The Gunners have long been in the hunt for a new midfield enforcer and Khedria has often been mooted as the ideal man to join fellow Germans Mesut Ozil and Per Mertsecacker in North London.

Yet, the emergence of the talented Francis Coquelin at the Emirates Stadium could see boss Arsene Wenger instead opt to strengthen different areas of the squad.

Khedira’s future destination is unclear, but speaking to Marca he assures reporters that it wasn’t his injury troubles which have prevented him from featuring more for Los Blancos this season.

In a total of five seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, the 28-year-old has made 102 La Liga appearances and helped the club win seven trophies.

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