Unai Emery reacts to Sami Khedira’s surprise Emirates Cup appearance

first_imgUnai Emery reacts to Sami Khedira’s surprise Emirates Cup appearance Metro Sport ReporterMonday 29 Jul 2019 10:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Advertisement Sami Khedira attended Arsenal’s pre-season friendly against Lyon at Emirates Stadium (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery praised Sami Khedira after the Juventus midfielder was spotted attending Arsenal’s pre-season friendly at Emirates Stadium against Lyon on Sunday.The 32-year-old midfielder was restricted to just 20 appearances in all competitions last season due to injury and appears to have been deemed surplus to requirements by new Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri.Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot arrived on free transfers from Arsenal and PSG earlier this summer to bolster an already formidable looking Juventus midfield engine room, which also includes the likes of Miralem Pjanic and Blaise Matuidi.Khedira played no part in Juve’s pre-season tour of Asia, is under contract for another 12 months and has been linked to the likes of Arsenal, Fiorentina and Valencia.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Dani Ceballos made his first Arsenal appearance during Sunday’s defeat against Lyon (Picture: Getty)Commenting on the former Real Madrid star’s presence on Sunday, Emery said: ‘Khedira is a very good player but this is the first time I have heard his name mentioned.’Emery already has an abundance of midfield options given Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka will remain in north London despite speculation surrounding their futures earlier this summer.Dani Cabellos, meanwhile, arrived on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid earlier this week and he is likely to fill the role vacated by Ramsey.Arsenal are said to be increasingly confident of securing a deal for Celtic left-back Kirean Tierney, despite having struggled to match the SPL champions’ £25m valuation, while they are expected to announce the club-record signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille this week.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Commentlast_img

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