Gunners could miss out on superb signing.
Chelsea and Bayern Munich look to be ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Real Madrid contract rebel Sami Khedira, according to the Daily Mail.
The German international is set to be on his way out of the Bernabeu next summer on a free transfer, with Arsenal long-time admirers of his as they look to solve one main area of weakness in their team.
However, Chelsea and Bayern are tipped as the frontrunners for his signature at the moment, with the 27-year-old also unlikely to be allowed to leave Real this January.
The club want to keep him as backup to the injured Luka Modric, cooling talk that he might move to Arsenal in a cut-price £5m deal this winter.