If rumours are to be believed Arsenal draws closer and closer to signing Montpellier’s center-back Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who they have been watching this season as he captained his club to the French Ligue 1 title.
The defender who was recently called-up to the French squad in the 25-man pre-EURO squad has been tracked by Arsene Wenger’s scouts in this successful year at the French club and they have been highly impressed at what they saw.
After being sent home from the National squad when manager Laurent Blanc had to choose the final 23-man-squad for this summer’s tournament, many believed that Arsene Wenger would drop his interest, but it seems that the French manager is still very much interested in the possibility of bringing him to the club.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has admitted that he would love to make a switch this season, and Montpellier have slapped a £13m transfer fee for the Frenchman’s services, but he would have to be persuaded that he would not be an automatic starter in Arsenal’s back line.
Arsenal are still looking for a midfielder, and that will be their most important target despite the fact that they are still looking for reinforcements all around the pitch, but if Johann Djourou gets his wish to leave the Emirates then Mbiwa is a much more talented replacement.
13 thoughts on “French Star Defender Heading To Arsenal?”
He’s highly welcome if there should be any element of truth in this
Mbiwa in djouro and squilachi out…..start verminator(a true gunner) and kos d’boss, use per mert & mbiwa as backup.
i am jst been tied with all this rumours. we just have to start signing.
I just get the feeling that he won’t cut it in the prem. a player who will cut in the prem however is nicolas nkoulou, every time he has played againts the top teams in the champions league he has controlled their attackers including our very own van Persie last season and Rooney and Hernandez the season before. It’s obviouse he is a top defender but his price won’t be in comparison which should be around £10 million
Mbwia could well force his way in to the starting x1. firstly at right back while sagna recovers. he is also a.very good left back and will.give both gibbs and santos a run for their money. he.could also eventually force the break up of kos and tv5 as he.is an exceptional centre back.
Arsen wenger.should try and spend money inother 2 ahieved trophy,since this money is nt is father money tell him 2 spend
chelsea just signed three good players without hearing any noise but when it come to arsenal is always a romour,pls arsene is time for action,cos no one is interesting in ur news any more.
amazing if AW signing mbiwa & CMF
At Arsenal its all about rumours n we fans are tired.spurs has stolen vertonhgen, chelsea hazard n marin ,Arsenal first discoved all dis talents but now see what is hapenin.Arsene table de money infront of ur interested targets b’cos we fans are tired.
Arsenal should start signing players.We don’t want to hear about rumours anymore.Wenger should start signing players now.
Get De Jong from Man City, This M’Vila Guys is too expensive and may not even be a hit in EPL. Then we get This guy Nicolas Lodiero from Ajax. He seems consistent in performance and can light up the Midfield. Get rid of Walcott and Bring in Affeley. He is a more consistent winger. Bring Mbiwa.
Mbiwa, Vermallen, Sagna
—–De Jong – Arteta
Podolski, Song, Lodiero, Affeley
Three very outstanding defenders, Two outstanding DMs to cover the middle tracks left by the defender, but also the beginning of attacks. Song goes into Attacking Midfield with a defensive capacity when needed. Expect goals from Arteta 8, Song 12, Podolski 15, Lodiero 15, Affeley 10, RVP 25. If RVP goes, get Fernando Llorient or Pappis Cisse. Look like trophies to me…
I dn’t like all this rumous i just want to see new player at emirate
Is time 4 arsenal fans 2 start seeing new faces @ d club. Not just any faces but gud players. Arsenal fans neva try 4 7 years nufin 2 show of. Wenger plzzzzz