The Germany international is said to be open about following Mesut Ozil to London.
Arsenal are plotting a stunning second raid on Real Madrid to sign midfielder Sami Khedira, also an apparent target for Manchester United.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger provided one of the biggest shocks of the transfer window when he signed Mesut Ozil for a club record £42.5 million from the Spanish giants on deadline day, and it looks as if he might swoop again.
Khedira is the next name on Wenger’s list and he is prepared to battle Premier League rivals Manchester United for the Germany international’s signature in January, according to the Daily Star.
It’s understood the 26-year-old is open to reuniting with international compatriot Ozil at the Emirates Stadium in the new year should Madrid decide to sell after they rebuffed a late summer approach from United.
Ozils presence in north London could be the clincher for Arsenal, especially after Khedira revealed his disappointment that the former Werder Bremen star was allowed to leave the Bernabeu.
“Personally, I feel bad about Mesut’s transfer. We are very, very good friends,” he said. “His departure is a loss also from a sporting perspective. Mesut can make the difference.”