Yesterday Lille confirmed that Eden Hazard will be leaving them in the summer, it’s believed his likely destination is England.
Many Arsenal fans are calling for his signing but it seems it’s straight forward battle between the two Manchester sides as £30 Million is his reported value!
Onto another player that many Gooners want us to sign…
Over the last few days, several ‘stories’ have been written about Yann M’Vila and how officials from Arsenal are currently in talks over a summer move to us.
This young French player certainly seems to be flavour of the month with many clubs and certainly many Gooners. There is no doubting he is a player with a lot of potential, but do we really need him???
To a certain degree, injuries to both Emmanuel Frimpong and Francis Coquelin had fed the clamour from supporters, for the signing of the Rennes midfielder.
M’Vila himself is only 21 years old, marginally older than both Frimpong and Coquelin.
Last January Emmanuel Frimpong left on loan to join Wolves, Wenger knew that young Manu would gain experience in the high pressure environment of a relegation battle and PL games.
After a slow start Frimpong began to grow into his role and was fast developing into an important player for Mick McCarthy’s team.
You could see the benefit of the superior technical coaching he enjoyed at Arsenal as he became an important cog in the Wanderers midfield.
Of course, we all know that he suffered the misfortune of another terrible injury, but imagine if he could have stayed fit?
What kind of player would we be looking at now??
He may have been instrumental in saving Wolves from relegation, he might even have saved McCarthy his job?
Of course we’ll never know for sure, but during his sojourn in the Black Country, the Wanderers had shown real signs of a revival but all that came to a shuddering halt with his injury…
Only McCarthy could give an answer to that question.
Had he stayed fit, wouldn’t we Arsenal fans be rubbing our hands in anticipation at his addition to our squad for next season???
Also, back in January, a succession of injuries to our full-backs meant that Vermaelen and Djourou had to fill in. This brought mixed results but the injuries opened up a great opportunity for Francis Coquelin to gain some valuable 1st team experience.
Into the emergency full-back role came Francis and he immediately looked the part, whether at left or right full-back.
Then just as he was establishing himself, Madam Injury decided to pay him a visit and ruined his chances of development.
He is now fit again and ready to come back…
Again though, imagine if he had remained fit, how would he have developed and what kind of player would we be looking at now?
Three months of regular 1st team football, some of which no doubt would have be played in his natural position in midfield, would he too not be close to being considered a regular in the squad for next season???
Had both Frimpong and Le Coq gained that experience, would we now be clamouring for M’Vila’s signing?
Or would we be looking forward to Coquelin and Frimpong driving Arsenal forward instead?
Written by Allezkev