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Is This Youngster Wenger’s Alternative DM For Arsenal by AT

As Arsenal prepare for the trip to Southampton, it was noticed that the young defensive midfielder Glen Kamara had taken part in first-team training, along with fellow youngsters Ben Sheaf and Chris Willock. However, the inclusion of Kamara in particular is an interesting one as it gives an indication of what Arsene Wenger is planning to do in regards to his lack of defensive midfielders at the moment.

As a result of a long-term injury to Francis Coquelin, Mathieu Flamini is now Arsenal’s only choice in defensive midfield. With Coquelin likely to be out at least till February, there was a lot of speculation on what Wenger might do to resolve the crisis. However, if the news of Glen Kamara training with the first-team is anything to go by, it seems as though Le Prof is set to keep faith in one of his promising youngsters.

Kamara, who was recently called up to the Finnish national team, is a technically gifted player on the ball but is more known for his aggression and work-rate off it. The 20-year-old is highly regarded at the Emirates and is likely to make the bench for Arsenal’s visit to the South Coast, as backup for Mathieu Flamini.

Personally, I would agree with Wenger on this one. While many Arsenal fans are urging the Frenchman to sign a defensive midfielder in January, I believe the right approach will be to make the best of the resources available in the squad. With top quality players like Victor Wanyama and William Carvalho not for sale, the players who are available, like Marcelo Brozovic and Danilo Pereira, are relatively unproven and it will be a gamble on Wenger’s part to sign them.

Besides, Flamini is doing a fine job at the moment and Coquelin should be back in February to take his place in the middle of the park. With talented youngsters like Glen Kamara waiting in the wings for a first-team opportunity, it is perhaps understandable why Wenger does not want to jump into the inflated mid-season market.

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  1. Nah mate, here is our new young DM:

    Reports emerged on Saturday, via the likes of John Cross (Daily Mirror) and Jeremy Wilson (Daily Telegraph), both fairly reliable scribes when it comes to Arsenal, that the Gunners were close to signing Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny.

    On Sunday, Egyptian football website King Fut have confirmed that Elneny will sign for Arsenal on Wednesday. But now it seems like the timetable has been quickened up.

    Ahram Online claim to have spoken with the player, who is on the verge of a £6.5m move to the Emirates Stadium. As written on their English website:

    The 23-year-old told Ahram’s Arabic news website that he had undergone a medical at Arsenal on Saturday and will put pen to paper on a contract with the Gunners later on Sunday.

    The news outlet also report that Arsenal are yet to confirm their updates.

    1. Hahahaha fatboy……… U have been submerged in the whole Elneny saga …….. Do u remember emanuele guillianelli , muzzi ozcan ???

      1. Hahaha but that was about Benzema .. (45 million) ?
        Elneny cost 5-6 million. .. So I believe this story! ?
        It’s a done deal. .. wait and see ?

        The bad news is, he could be the most expensive signing we get in the January transfer window.

        1. I have seen him play. He is like Yaya Toure, he does go forward a lot though. He is very good at tackling. He would be the perfect DM for Arsenal.

      1. No idea…
        all I can remember is that, I wouldn’t kick her out of bed,
        no matter how hungry I was! ???

    2. “Jenny Lizarazo” ….Hahahaha…….. These names won’t easily be forgotten for what they did to our minds Last summer

      “Benzema Done deaL” ….really? Hahahaha

  2. are we seriously Looking at Kamara to Take us that far in such a cruciaL time of the season?


    1. He is a defensive midfielder. I am actually shocked as to how early business is being done, but I do wish this had been done earlier.

  3. I hope the hernandez rumours are true I have always liked him as a player and has an excellent work rate

  4. Kamara may be sent on loan during this winter window if the Boss signed Mohamed Elneny as being reported in the media. I think the Boss should send Kamara to a top Premier League or a top Sky Bet Championship club to get regular playing time in the 2nd half of this season. We will be left with 3 DMFs of Flamini, Elneny and the comeback from injury Coquelin. Even if Coquelin returns in Feb as being torted, it is not expected he’ll hit the ground running immediately. He will have to be eased back gently into action so as not to let him pick up another injury. I think most of the DMF job will be done by Flamini and Elneny for the rest of this season.

    I think the Boss has to go ahead to sign Aleksandr Kokorin too during this winter window for option and for security reason. The Boss should not over rely on Giroud to do the no.9 striker’s job for Arsenal between January-February next year. Giroud may have off days in terms of goals scoring and there has to be a quality striker on the bench that can be used to sub him with. If the Boss says Walcott should move to the striker position during a game, who will replace him at mid-right wing? Oxlade is not yet a proven quality in the big and a difficult game.

    No ground in all competitions should be allowed to be lost during the January-February campaign before Wilshere and Welbeck are back to action. Therefore, I am advising the Boss to look at the signing of a 3rd striker option for Arsenal holistically. And do what will be in the overall interest of Arsenal.

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