Posted on Thursday, 31st May 2012 by The Goon
Despite joining mega-rich Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala in February 2011 from Pahktakor Tashkent, Uzbekistan midfielder Odil Ahmedov hopes Arsenal will revive their interest in him this summer. Fat chance of this happening I reckon!
The 24-year-old was once linked with a move to our club, but in the end the Uzbek star opted to join Anzhi. However, it seems he is ready and willing to step up to the Premier League and has pinpointed Arsenal as his prime destination.
He told regnum.ru a few days ago:
‘I’d like to try out playing football in England and the team I favour the most is Arsenal.’
Now this sounds to me like an obvious ‘come and get me plea’ from Ahmedov, and Arsene Wenger should perhaps consider answering it.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been linked with a number of defensive midfielders, with Yann M’Vila popping up the most. However, the Rennes enforcer has yet to confirm where he wants to play his football next season and will reportedly decide his future after Euro 2012, which Wenger may not be too happy about.
Now I’m not saying Wenger should do all he can to sign Ahmedov, hell, I don’t even think he is Le Boss’ first-choice. But it’s refreshing to see that the defensive midfielder, who can also play in the centre-back role, wants to be a Gunner! Something rare to see these days.
Should the worse come to the worse and we don’t manage to sign M’Vila or Nigel De Jong, who has recently been linked with a move to our club, then perhaps Ahmedov wouldn’t be such a bad back-up plan – he would certainly be an upgrade to what we currently have that’s for sure.
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