France vs Germany World Cup 2014: Only ONE of Arsenal's five players, Mesut Ozil, starts so will Arsene Wenger be looking at Mathieu Debuchy and Sami Khedira?

Gunners' manager is over in Brazil on punditry duty

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Arsene Wenger is over in Brazil doing punditry, and he will certainly be keeping a close eye on developments in the quarter-final between France and Germany, but more for a transfer target on either side, as only one of his players out of a possible five started at the Maracana.


Mesut Ozil, who scored in the last 16 tie against Algeria, kept his place in the German side, but Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski are on the bench for Joachim Low's side.

For France, striker Olivier Giroud loses his position as the main attacker and is on the bench too.

Wenger will now have the opportunity to watch targets Mathieu Debuchy and Sami Khedira. The Gunners have been strongly linked with the France right-back and German midfielder, who both started, in recent weeks.


Debuchy is reportedly close to an £11m switch to the club from Newcastle, while an opening bid of £24m for Real's Khedira has been lodged, according to reports in Spain.