Now this is more like it!
Gilbert Imbula Wanga, known as Gianelli Imbula (born September 12, 1992 in Vilvoorde, Belgium) is a French professional football player. Currently, he plays in the Ligue 2 for En Avant de Guingamp. He also holds the citizenship of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
He made his professional debut in Ligue 2 on October 16, 2009 for En Avant de Guingamp in a game against Dijon FCO, becoming the youngest player in Ligue 2 history at 17 years, 1 month and 4 days of age.
The above is from the ever reliable Wikipedia of course, the story about Wenger being after the player is from the ever unreliable Daily Mail.
However, this player has Arsene Wenger written all over him, young, plays in the French league but he’s not French. He’s Belgian.
He’s valued around the £8 million mark, so he could be a possibility. Mind you, so could Diame for half the price.
With just twelve days left in this current transfer window, Wenger/Gazidis or whoever deals with the transfers, needs to get busy!
And before anyone suggests that Wenger telling us that we are overloaded in midfield so we shouldn’t expect a midfield signing, when has what Wenger has
spun told us meant anything?
In fact, whatever he says, it’s usually a safe bet to think the opposite.
Mind you, he did say he was 99% sure Theo Walcott would sign a new contract and shock horror, he did.
So would I if I played like he does sometimes and just for signing the contract I earned myself £3 million!!
Here he is looking very excited!!
Theo now wants to help the club kick on and start winning trophies:
I have made it clear from the start that I wanted to stay at Arsenal so I am pleased we have agreed a deal that everyone is happy with.
What’s important now is for the team to realise its potential and win trophies.
Maybe what is just as important, maybe more than winning trophies even, is Theo Walcott finally starts to earn his new improved wage of £90,000 a week. I don’t mean the odd few goals or a great cross for Giroud to bury, or against a tiring side. I mean week in, week out.
He also needs to start helping the team out to by getting back to defend when we are up against it. Not all the time of course because there’s little point in having our quickest attacking player back in our own penalty area when we break but if he’s earning that kind of money, he should be intelligent enough to know when those occasions are.
Another who needs to do a lot more is Abou Diaby and that bit more is about staying fit. Wenger believes that when he is at his best, he gives our midfield a whole new dimension.
He can defend, he can attack, he is strong in the challenge, he can dribble, he can pass players. He is very quick in the transition. He can quickly cross the pitch when you win the ball. And he is good in the air and he is a fighter with great stamina.
If you love football and you see a player like Abou, you want him to have the career he deserves, especially when he has the attitude that he has. You have to have patience. Because what did he do wrong? Nothing. You have to give him a chance.
Arsene Wenger must have a good memory, when was the last time we saw Abou do all of that?