Reports from the Daily Mail this morning have suggested that if Arsenal’s pursuit of German international, Sami Khedira, is to come to fruition, they will have to pay him a salary greater than that offered to Mesut Ozil upon his record deal last summer.

Despite the fact the Gunners are set to loosen their belts this summer, with Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy reportedly days away from signing, Arsene Wenger isn’t the type to stray too far from tradition.

A defensive midfielder is thought to be one of the Gunners’ priorities this summer, and Khedira is one of the pricier options on the market.

The German’s all-round capabilities in midfield are widely thought to have attracted Wenger to his signing, but his wage demands and price tag may well be considered a bit on the steep side.

With this in mind, here are SIX alternative options for Wenger to consider this summer.

Click on Schneiderlin to see the SIX options

Morgan Schneiderlin (France)

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