The Spanish forward Michu has been one of the revelations of the Premier league this season and has caught the interest of the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who has praised his qualities already. Despite usually being played as an attacking midfielder or support striker, Michu has relished his forward role and responded by scoring 14 league goals already this season, two against the Gunners.
That is why his manager at Swansea, Michael Laudrup, has issued a hands off warning to Arsenal and any other clubs plotting a January swoop for the 26-year old. His boss believes he is perfectly happy where he is, and the club has no intention of letting him go. He has a contract with the Welsh club until 2015, which they will be trying to extens soon, I am sure.
“There is no way he will leave. It is absolutely out of the question. One reason is that it is so difficult to get someone in right now. The second is that he is happy here and doesn’t want to leave.
“Newcastle have just lost their top scorer mid-season, and that is obviously very bad, especially because it is not easy to find a guy who scores goals like him.”
With a smallish squad and a midweek Capital One cup game against Chelsea coming, Laudrup would have liked to be able to rest Michu, along with some others who have played a lot of games, but he will probably resist the temptation. He feels that the presence of Michu is important for the morale of his team and for keeping the opposition worried. Arsenal will certainly be keeping a close watch on him today if he plays.
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