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

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Sami Khedira atteneded Arsenal's pre-season friendly against Lyon at Emirates Stadium
attended Arsenal’s pre-season pleasant in opposition to Lyon at Emirates Stadium (Picture: Getty)

Unai Emery praised Sami Khedira after the Juventus midfielder was once noticed attending Arsenal’s pre-season pleasant at Emirates Stadium in opposition to Lyon on Sunday.

The 32-year-old midfielder was once limited to simply 20 appearances in all competitions remaining season due to damage and looks to had been deemed surplus to necessities by means of new Juventus supervisor Maurizio Sarri.

Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot arrived on unfastened transfers from Arsenal and PSG previous this summer time to bolster an already ambitious having a look Juventus midfield engine room, which additionally contains the likes of Miralem Pjanic and Blaise Matuidi.

Khedira performed no phase in Juve’s pre-season excursion of Asia, is below contract for any other 12 months and has been related to the likes of Arsenal, Fiorentina and Valencia.

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Dani Ceballos made his first Arsenal appearance during Sunday's defeat against Lyon
Dani Ceballos made his first Arsenal appearance all the way through Sunday’s defeat in opposition to Lyon (Picture: Getty)

Commenting at the former Real Madrid famous person’s presence on Sunday, Emery stated: ‘Khedira is a very good player but this is the first time I have heard his name mentioned.’

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Emery already has an abundance of midfield choices given Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka will stay in north London regardless of hypothesis surrounding their futures previous this summer time.

Dani Cabellos, in the meantime, arrived on a season-long mortgage deal from Real Madrid previous this week and he’s most probably to fill the function vacated by means of Ramsey.

Arsenal are stated to be more and more assured of securing a deal for Celtic left-back Kirean Tierney, regardless of having struggled to fit the SPL champions’ £25m valuation, whilst they’re anticipated to announce the club-record signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille this week.

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