Montpellier star admits Arsenal made a bid for him

No Mapou Yanga M’Biwa for Arsenal

There was heavy interest by Arsenal for the Montpellier defender, Mapou Yanga M’Biwa as the window drew to a close. His versatility and youth was probably one of the most attractive factors to Wenger. However, it looks extremely unlikely that Wenger will get his man with M’Biwa’s latest quotes: “The chairman told me I have an agreement to leave.

“AC Milan came for me. But the chairman refused the offer. So I understood it would be difficult.

“Arsenal came to make an attempt. But I was focused on something else [AC Milan]. I was disappointed when I understood it could not be sorted out with Milan.

“The chairman is our boss, our godfather, the one who educated us and gave us an opportunity. We have to show respect.”

As you can see, his heart really isn’t in it for the Gunners. He already rejected a move to Arsenal (which was probably a deadline day bid) because his “head was turned” by Milan. It’s clear that he’s focussed on a move to the Italian club now. It’s a shame as he’s a quality defender that would actually be free considering that he’s only got one year left on his contract. He could’ve signed a pre contract with Arsenal in January certifying his place at a top club in Europe. Unfortunately it looks like it’ll pan out differently.

I think the main reason that he rejected simply was because that he knows he’ll struggle immensely to get any game time with the Gunners. He’d be 4th choice CB as well as 2nd choice RB. At Milan, he’s a sure fire starter. It’s clearly the better move in his individual career.

At least we know now that Arsenal did try to get certain players on deadline day. It’s a shame that we missed out on M’Biwa and most likely Tiote/Cabaye (Pardew did admit that one team inquired about both players on deadline day). Let’s just hope that the younger players can prove to Wenger that he didn’t need this replacements.

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19 thoughts on “Montpellier star admits Arsenal made a bid for him

  1. Eredec61

    If you want a player, why wait till deadline date to try and sign him?

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  2. Goona

    We should go for Younes Belhanda and Remy Cabella from Montpellier as they would fit into our team easier than Yanga M’Bwia

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  3. Nir

    There are bigger fish in the sea so lets move past this one. anyway there is no way he is better than the centre backs we have.

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  4. ND

    Thanks for the good performance of Mertesacker n who’s the name of Arsenal no 2 player DIAMOND or Diaby, we’r cool for now.

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  5. goonerdooger

    so much for im happy I didnt buy anyone but bids for someone alright Wenger.

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  6. Carl

    Please , help Polish gunners .
    We need your’s votes .

    Greetings from Poland !

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  7. Tamil Sundram

    too bad for M’bigwa…theres only one chance…Arsenal has lots of talents in the team and there are lots of talents ready to join Arsenal…

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  8. craig2500

    Belhanda wont leave this season he wants to give champions league a go with his current club, however they havent got off to a great start this season (without Giroud) so they may not make champions league football next term (although its early) If they dont and Walcott leaves i think he would be the best replacement.

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  9. jk

    I wouldnt believe much truth in this why would you want to go to milan who are in serious decline they shipped out all of there highest earners thiago silva and ibrahimovic to name just two.

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  10. jk

    Arsenal 5-0 Montpellier ( Champions League)
    Yanga mbiwa ” I should have went to arsenal”

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  11. realist

    The problem is very clear for everyone to zee its just that some people dont want to see it.

    as i see it if anyone wants to join arsenal they have to look at what we have here already. in my opinion we have 2 very good teams. any player coming has to be better than these 2 teams

    sagna mertescaker vermaelen gibbs
    wilshire diaby cazorla
    giroud podolski

    jenkinson djourou koscielny santos
    chamberlain ramsey rosicky
    walcott gervinho

    lets also not forget who has been left out of these 2 teams
    Eastmond squillaci miquel henderson
    Gnabry eisfeld arshavin
    chamakh watt

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  12. Kobi

    Im glad we disnt get him. I dont like his attitude on the pich.
    Hes play acting, and Im pretty happy our squad is honest.
    In addition hes not better than Kos!

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  13. ButtFlaps

    he make teh bad moves. Milan have historys but no more top top. He come Arsenal when we get Messi mans. Invincibles 2 HOORAY

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    lots of talent waiting to join arsenal ? , i surely must have missed out on some news .please tamil could you name those talents that are waiting to join arsenal please , i would just love to know who there guys are .

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