Posted on Tuesday, 8th January 2013 by Tony Merakli
Just over a week into the January transfer window and we have seen two Gunners head out on loan but no new arrivals at The Emirates yet.
We have been linked with just about everyone and it seems we are set to strengthen every position in the side if reports are to be believed.
Many of the Arsenal faithful have called on Arsene Wenger to sign a striker, while some believe the back four still needs a little tweaking. Personally, I would just be happy to see a midfield enforcer come in this January. That’s it.
If we can reinforce some other areas of the squad this month then great. However, a dominant, powerful holding midfielder is a MUST, even if it means splashing out. We need someone in the side to press the ball and get stuck in, like Patrick Vieira used to do many years ago.
But who should Arsene Wenger look to bring in who fits the bill you ask? Yann M’Vila.
I know the Rennes midfielder has temperamental issues but he is exactly what the side needs – someone with passion and a bit nuts. Plus, the 22-year-old’s current contract at Rennes expires at the end of the season, meaning we could acquire him for as little as £7 million. A bargain.
The France international would certainly suit Arsenal’s style of play, as he possesses great energy, passing ability and is a powerful figure who could take to the Premier League like a duck to water.
He is still very young and his attitude at present may not be in the right state, but under the potential guidance of Wenger I believe he could become a great player for Arsenal if they were to reignite their interest in him once again.
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