Lukas Podolski shouts “Arsenal” when Sami Khedira is asked who he will play for next season

The rumours linking Sami Khedira with Arsenal are likely to go up a notch when this clip starts doing the rounds.

To recap, Khedira, a world class defensive midfielder, has been heavily linked with Arsenal in recent days.

With Toni Kroos incoming at Real Madrid, it is understood Los Blancos are keen to offload Khedira, with reports that he has rejected a new deal at the Bernabeu.

Arsenal, like with the Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez deals, look perfectly placed to pick up a high quality player from one of the biggest clubs in Spain.

The latest word from Spain is that Real Madrid would sooner sell Khedira to Arsenal than Angel Di Maria to Manchester United and that Arsene Wenger has made a 29 million euro offer.

Which brings us to the Germany World Cup celebrations in Berlin today, when Sami Khedira was announced on stage to speak to the mass crowds, and asked who he will play for next season, Lukas Podolski shouted out “Arsenal”.

You would expect nothing less from Podolski, who has enjoyed cult status during the World Cup as Germany’s joker-in-chief.