First up is bit of Twitter gossip from yesterday:
Arsenal have rejected a £25 million bid from Manchester City for our captain. However, the 007 following the word ‘agent’ was enough to suggest its absolute garbage!
Secondly, canal+ journalist Vincent_Pochulu tweeted that Yann M’Vila was in London on Tuesday, not just London, but at the Arsenal Training ground.
The joys of Twitter eh!
From that, let’s take a look at the Arsenal midfield as it stands today….
Regardless of whether the M’Vila tweet is true or not, I still think that Wenger wants to sign him, but the players recent misbehaviour may have caused him have second thoughts, just as we discussed yesterday.
As far as an attacking midfielder is concerned, we have one already in Abou Diaby, but the twerp has to stay fit! This coming season he needs to replicate the kind of fitness and performance that Robin Van Persie has just experienced…
If he could do that, and I know it’s a big IF, then we could have a top top player on our hands and at just the right age, but his chances are running out…
The rumours concerning an imminent exit for Aaron Ramsey are a worry…
Could it be, as with Eduardo, that Wenger has decided that Aaron is never going to get his mojo back…?
Could it be that Wenger has seen something in him in training as well during matches that point to the psychological damage he suffered at the hands of Shawcross?
Does Arsene Wenger believe that our young Welshman will never repair or recover completely?
Sad it maybe, but it is a possibility and he could be heading out one way or another this summer.
Francis Coquelin has shown a lot of promise and made great strides in an injury hit season. I think he’ll become a massive player for us over the next 2 years, therefore Wenger needs to push him on and cannot bring in some ‘big time Charlie’ to block his progression into the player he can be…
Wenger also has a group of young midfielders chomping at the bit, with Serge Gnarby looking likely to be fast-tracked into the senior squad via the League Cup.
Conor Henderson has already been given first team exposure, Manu Frimpong must eventually enjoy a change of luck and have an injury free season, Craig Eastmond had a good loan at Wycombe after an injury nightmare, does he have a future?
Aneke, Yennaris, Eisfeld, where do they fit in?
Does the manager think that one of those could now offer more than the Aaron Ramsey we saw last season?
Then of course there is the seniors, Arteta, Wilshere, Song, Rosicky, even Denilson maybe….
So yes, I think we are well stocked with midfielders.
Attack was the main concern last season, and Wenger seems to have fixed that department…
The defence certainly needs some fine tuning, so come on down Mr Bould and Mr Banfield….
Written by Allezkev