At 15 years old, Neil Taylor left or was allowed to leave Manchester City – he moved to Wrexham, which many may believe was a step down, even at his young age but more than likely, he just wanted to be back home in Wales.
Now though, he is hitting the headlines for Swansea and he’s still only 22 years old. Taylor is considered to be a left back/left winger, just the kind of player that Arsene Wenger likes, adaptable he may call it, killing two birds with one stone is more like!
The player already represents Wales at full international level and maybe it’s time for his country captain to have a word in Arsene’s ear.
Taylor has already said that he’s ‘flattered by the interest shown by Arsenal’. Of course he goes on to say that he’s enjoying playing for his current club, what else could he say?
Some will be thinking ‘what about Gibbs’?
Life at the top is tough and as much as we fans make like Kieran Gibbs, his fitness is already a real concern so what will he be like as the years go by? His body already seems very injury prone and surely that will only get worse.
Maybe it’s time for he and Arsenal to part company?
Gibbs attitude and love for our club can never be called into question, he’s a great young professional lad but he cannot be relied on to last an entire season without having time out on the sick-bed. However, what our club could do is invest in Taylor, let he and Gibbs fight it out at left back (well, when Gibbs is fit) and push Santos up into Arshavin’s supposed position – then, by all accounts we would have three left backs, but two very good wingers and the three together will get a lot of playing time and none of them would get the hump – simples!
Talking of left backs, another story suggests we are looking at Southampton yet again for our next young recruit. This time it’s Luke Shaw, the young English left back who is yet to play for the first team. He’s valued at £4M and every club is out to nab his signature…
Watch this space on that one I guess!
Rumours were out yesterday that we had secured a deal for Eric Abidal from Barcelona – he’s now 32 years old and out of contract in the summer so I honestly can’t believe that such a deal has taken place, unless of course Barca have allowed the player to leave for free this month in a way of saying thank you to Arsene Wenger over the Cesc deal?
You just never know, eh?
Then of course we have all the stuff reported to be going on with Chamakh and Squillaci, suggestion is that Chamakh is wanted by Fiorentina, something which perhaps most Arsenal fans would like to go through – nice guy and all that but we need something more than he is able to give us.
Squillaci, well Lyon are interested, shame really as I’m sure he could have been good for us.
Have a good day all, no potatoes today eh…