French Star Defender Heading To Arsenal?

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.

Arsenal and Man United both keen on Ligue 1 Star Man

The Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has put in some some spectacular performances this season in Ligue 1 and is now looking to take a step up to the Premier League. It’s no wonder some of the biggest names in Europe, like Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle have entered the race to try and persuade the 22-year-old into giving them his signature.

Nevertheless Mapou’s current club won’t be so willing to let their star captain slip through their fingers without a fight and are sure to offer him a pay-rise to waylay his new appetite for English clubs.