Former Arsenal youth Fabrice Muamba has urge his former side to bring Blaise Matuidi to the Emirates this summer.
Muamba had his career ended prematurely after suffering cardiac arrest whilst on the football pitch during an FA Cup match between his then side Bolton and Tottenham Hotspur. It’s somewhat of a miracle that he survived the incident, and is now looking at returning to the game in a coaching aspect.
Talking ahead of the upcoming match with Chelsea, the former midfielder talks of our midfield frailties in comparison to our rivals, and claims we failed to properly replace Patrick Vieira.
Muamba also moves to insist that Arsene Wenger need to buy Blaise Matuidi in a £30 Million deal this summer, when the PSG star will be entering the final 12 months of his contract.
He said: “Sometimes you have to buy experience. Arsenal really need to go out there and spend £30 Millon and get the best central midfielder in Europe – in my view, Blaise Matuidi at PSG.
“Why hasn’t Arsenal signed somebody like that? You have to ask Arsene that. Everybody loves him and nobody who has been at the football club will speak against him.
“But some of those guys need to step up and repay his faith in them. It is time for them to deliver.”
The PSG midfielder will turn 30 in April, which pours cold water on any chance that Wenger would be willing to shell out the supposed £30 Million on him, but I seriously wish he would. Matuidi has been one of the most consistent central midfielders in Europe for some time now, and was even voted French Player of The Year in 2015.
Would Matuidi be the perfect man to sort our central midfield problems?