Arsenal Watching Carvalho And Khedira In Midfielder Hunt

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Wenger to act after Arteta injury.

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Arsenal are monitoring both William Carvalho and Sami Khedira, report the Telegraph, as Arsene Wenger seriously considers signing a central midfielder after captain Mikel Arteta suffered an injury that could keep him out for some time.

Arteta will definitely be sidelined for a fortnight after he sustained a knock during their Champions League 0-0 draw at Besiktas, although the Gunners fear that this absence could be even longer.

This will put even more pressure on Arsene Wenger to secure a new defensive midfielder, which looks to be the final position which Arsenal want to strengthen after a busy summer in the transfer market that has seen Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers arrive at the Emirates Stadium.

Both Carvalho and Khedira are believed to be on Wenger’s radar, with the latter looking set to leave Real Madrid after Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that he had rejected a contract offer at the Bernabeu.

Arsenal were linked with Khedira earlier in the summer, but they baulked at the demands of both club and player – although these may now be lowered with the impasse that seems to have been reached.

Carvalho, meanwhile, is rated as one of Europe’s finest young defensive midfielders and the Sporting Lisbon man is expected to join one of Europe’s biggest clubs sooner rather than later.

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