Sami Khedira closed to signing Arsenal contract

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Unai Emery reportedly wanted to bring German midfielder Sami Khedira to Arsenal this summer but failed in a move for the Juventus star.

Calciomercato report that both Manchester United and Arsenal failed in a move to sign the former Real Madrid man, with his long-term future in Turin up in the air during the transfer window.

The arrival of Emre Can from Liverpool cast doubts over the amount of game time Khedira would get at the club this season, with the German reaching the latter stages of his career.

He was linked with several moves away from the club but opted to remain in Turin.

Instead, he put pen to paper on a new contract extension with the Old Lady recently, keeping him with the Serie A champions until 2021.

Emery made the midfield one of the key areas he had to strengthen this summer and did just that through the signings of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.

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