With the January transfer window getting closer, the rumours about Arsenal transfer targets are getting more frequent and the fans are hoping and praying that the Gunners actually spend some cash this time around. In the summer, a good percentage of the rumours were about which defensive midfielder was coming to the Emirates, but Arsenal surprised everybody by not only failing to buy one, but selling Alex Song to Barcelona.
Mikel Arteta has done a brilliant job in front of the back four this season, but he is still not a typical defensive midfielder, and many think his talents are wasted a little by restricting him from going forward more. Arsenal do have Coquelin and Frimpong who are good and have great potential, but they are not the finished article. So, will we buy somebody this time?
The reason I thought of this was that I have just read that Yann M’Vila has been banned from the France international team until 2014, meaning he will miss the World Cup in South Africa if France qualify. His punishment comes after he was caught on a late night out in Parid in between qualifying games for the under-21s championship which France then lost.
He has been in disciplinary trouble before and this may be the reason why Wenger went cold on him. However, his price may be more appealing now and he would not be going on international trips for two years. He is a fantastic player and surely Wenger could keep him in line.
Another player who would make a fantastic addition is the Kenyan and Celtic player Victor Wanyama. He played two immense games against Barcelona in the Champions League. As his manager Neil Lennon has said, he is getting better and better, and he is just 21-years old. Manchester United scouts are keeping a close eye on him and may make a move in January, according to the Daily Mail.
Celtic will be desperate to hold on to him, and may be able to if they progress to the next round. If they don’t, their financial situation may force them to listen to offers over £10 million. Although, knowing Arsenal, nothing will happen again, or we might get a 14-year old prospect from Macedonia.