We know that Arsene Wenger has an extensive scouting network in order to find the best players for Arsenal to sign but I am sure that he would be happy to take a bit of advice on the subject as well, especially if the suggestion comes from a trusted source.
And the fact that Le Prof used to work with Roland Cheubel should make this Metro report interesting to the Arsenal boss. Cheubel thinks he has found the perfect player for the Gunners to sign this summer, as a long term replacement for the unlucky and injury ravaged French midfielder Abou Diaby.
The player in question is the 22-year old powerhouse Gianelli Imbula, currently plying his trade in the French Ligue 1 with Olympique Marseille. It looks as though the French club are set to miss out on the final Champions League spot this season which should make it easier for us to sign Imbula, although it is rumoured that Jose Mourinho and Chelsea are also keen, so hopefully the Cheubel heads up gives Wenger an advantage.
He said, “Personally, I see him at Arsenal, I talk with Mathieu Flamini when he wants! He [Imbula] has remarkable technical ease, he knows what to do and he does not lose the ball, if he remains focused.
“Arsenal will definitely release poor Abou Diaby and Imbula is the Diaby of tomorrow.”
Only the keeper has started more games for Marseille than Imbula this campaign, so he will not be cheap, but if he is the next Diaby, apart from all the injuries of course, then surely he would be worth a punt no?