There is talk as per Marca.com that the 23 year old Turkish midfielder who has found playing minutes hard to come under Jose Mourinho maybe on his way to the Premier League on loan, possibly Arsenal. Sahin was left out of Real’s pre-season match against Benfica sparking transfer rumours.
As the recently concluded pre season match against City demonstrated, Arsenal had plenty of ball but again lacked that killer bit of midfield creativity to unlock the defense. One of Wenger’s priorities on the tour is to find a promising youngster to promote to the first team. Thomas Eisfeld, Chuks Aneke, and Benik Afobe are all in consideration but they could still be a season or two away from breaking into that bracket.
Jack Wilshere’s return is still up in the air and Tomas Rosicky is recuperating from tendo-achilles surgery with his return pushed back to end September. Meanwhile, the news out of Malaga is that they are holding fast to Santi Cazorla and demanding more than the £16m, the Gunners have to offer for him.
Sahin is amongst the Borussia Dortmund lineage of creative attacking midfielders that helped propel that club to the top of the German league. The 2011 Bundesliga player of the year was on the top of every serious club’s transfer wish list before joining Real. He would be a welcome addition to Arsenal.