Despite already signing one central midfielder in the January transfer window, the options for Arsenal in the middle of the pitch were exposed again last weekend as the Frenchman Mathieu Flamini had another one of his off days. He made mistakes defensively and lost his discipline on a number of occasions, which he would have got away with if his finishing was any better.
It just highlighted once more that without Francis Coquelin the Gunners have a problem in the crucial defensive midfield position and it appears that the new signing Mohamed Elneny is more of an all-rounder. So I read with interest the Sky Sports report that claims that Southampton are willing to sell their own midfield warrior Victor Wanyama, as long as we are willing to pay a big transfer fee to get him.
I personally think he would be a great addition to the Arsenal squad and with it looking increasingly as though the playing careers of Flamini and Arteta will not carry on at the club next summer, Wenger will need to add to his midfield and we have long been linked with the combative Kenyan international.
There is a very good reason for us to do the deal now as well, because our next Premier League game is against the Saints and one of the major reasons they inflicted that painful Boxing Day defeat on us at St.Mary’s was the performance of Wanyama. I am not saying we would play him if Coquelin is fit but at least we would not have to play against him.
We need to beat them next Tuesday and we need another DM, so is this opportunity to sign Wanyama too good to ignore?
We should be looking to buy the guy they’re thinking of replacing him with…Because obviously Wanyama is out of favour…
You just read the article below this one! Says “TRIPLE injury boost”… What that means is that Wenger is not moving a muscle on the transfer market!
dn’t even wanna hear a thing bout arsenal transfer rumour nor speculation…
DeadLine day can’t come any faster!……Nonsense window with only an Egyptian(He may be good, no doubt) to show for..
Is it compulsory dat u buy every player in the market before u can appreciate wenger…??? He got a central modfielder to make up for injury crisis, yet u aint satisfied … P**s off
@ebemka………. Yea he bought a CMF to make up for the injury crisis……….
Hmm just to make up the numbers right?
Yet he (wenger) is ball-less enough to put the Likes of fLame and per on the bench
it will take alot of pressure on wenger for him to even consider playing “EL-neny paulista” (my bad, mohamed)
and this is a boy who’s been a regular for a top swiss team and is no stranger to european football
Now I hope all the crappy thoughts of “play flamini,he has never lost a bpl game at the Emirates” will stop after the Chelsea loss.
Wanyama perhaps would of made a huge difference against che, and I reckon Ramsey would gel better with a player like that. Id even play him and Coq against a team like che just to give them a taste of own medicine, making it difficult to play by strangling the life out of flowing football. Also with two holding midfielders like VW and FC Ozil would not come across like a luxury player when playing a tall strong athletic team.
Ramsey has to 1st learn his part(defensively) in a midfield pairing in order to gel with anybody…He’s stuck in”I’m a CF” mode.
Years ago after Gilberto left I did mention Capoue while he’s playing in France as ideal DM for Arsenal.dynamic, athletic and box to box.Spuds took him and almost destr his career but the guy moved on after being bench warmer.oh my,he’s proving his doubters wrong but Wenger always come every window..if we find that special one then we buy but why buying when most of ours injured players are back soon,,transfer ends,we’re in the market but could not find nobody..same old story,same end products. 4TH At best..I also suggested Mommo Sissoko from Newcastle another beast,athletic box to box and he used to be DM before being deployed as RW..may suit US but no way Wenger will consider 15 or 20 millions for him.imagine Sissoko and Sanchez on the wings? Pure stamina..
Sissoko! Are you serious, he’s about to collect his pension and nowhere near good enough for Arsenal!