Germany just won the World Cup this past weekend. This means that we can now refocus on the fact that the popular leagues around Europe will finally kick off soon. One of the main leagues is none other than the Premier League, and of its best teams is Arsenal, a team that has a popular German contingent that could actually grow with one of the country’s very best.
Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski are the three Germans already aboard the Gunner train. Now, they look to add Real Madrid defensive midfield starlet, Sami Khedira. The Tunisian-born 27-year-old missed most of last season after tearing ligaments in his knee. He returned just in time to play out the end of the club season before starring in the World Cup.
Khedira unfortunately missed the World Cup final after scoring in the semifinal 7-1 victory against Brazil due to a slight injury during pregame warm-ups. Regardless, he put in several good shifts building up to the ultimate glory.
For Arsenal, he is going to be expected to start in the center of midfield to break up attacks, seek out open teammates and to even push up at times to make a play. His presence will inspire others to remain in their positions and to go the extra mile when it comes to dropping back several times to help the defense. He played for many season at Real Madrid as a starter due to his discipline and intelligence in the center of the field.
If he does happen to join Arsenal, he will be the fourth German international to compete for the club at the same time. Mertseacker is a starting center back, Podloski is a starting attacking midfielder, Ozil is also an attacking midfielder and Khedira will obviously be one of the two defensive midfielders in the 4-2-3-1 formation. These four guys know what it’s like to be winners so bringing their familiarity with each other from the national level to the club one will make Arsenal dangerous.
Arsenal is not expected to win the league just yet, but let’s remember that Liverpool outlasted what anyone expected by missing out on the title by a mere two points behind Manchester City. If Arsenal can still play their passing game and learn how to counter more efficiently, they can defeat any Premier league side on any given day.