What Yanga M’Biwa offers by KJ
There has been a lot of early activity in the transfer market already. This includes Arsenal shifting Maroane Chamakh on loan to West Ham for the rest of the season. However, there is still a lot of work to be done. Djourou looks certain to join Hannover on loan and the club is doing it’s best to shift Squillaci and Arshavin to free up the wages for some arrivals.
One name that’s on everyone’s lips is Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. With Wenger actively looking to flog two centre backs, it’s only natural that we’d want at least one to bring in.
M’Biwa is a class act with a lot of aggression and passion to his game. He’s a born leader, captaining Montpellier at such a young age. He’s also quite a bit of a beast.
However, the question is why would Wenger sign a class defender to be 4th or at best 3rd choice? It doesn’t make sense. But M’Biwa is more than just your conventional centre back. He can play as a right back as well as a central defensive midfielder. His versatility is what makes him such an attractive prospect to many clubs around Europe.
Hopefully Wenger can use his nationality as his edge in this transfer (which we all desperately want to go through). However, we’ll need to be patient as the remainder of this week and next week will revolve around shifting as many players as possible to open up the wages. I’m sure Wenger has shortlisted the candidates he wants signed and is waiting to pull the trigger when enough wages are freed up.