Arsenal Linked With Kenyan Defensive Midfielder
Victor Wanyama, a 21 year old defensive midfielder who currently plays for Celtic in Scotland has been rumoured to be looking for a move to the EPL because he is unhappy with Celtics use of his abilities. The teams that are rumoured to be in contact with him are Arsenal and Man Utd.
Since Wanyama signed for Celtic, he has been a revelation. He is a tank, of massive proportions, but is very skilled on the ball, and can score goals. Out of 29 scottish league apperances he has scored 4 goals. Don’t be quick to assume that just because he scores goals he “likes to go on the attack too much”, because that just would not be true, he is very defensive minded.
“Wanyama quickly became a fans favourite at Celtic due to his consistency. He is a robust midfielder who can also play in defence. Wanyama is able to pass the ball, hold up the play with his strength, tackle and has a general calmness on the ball” [wikipedia]
When I watched some of Celtics matches during last season he was phenomenal! I was so impressed that he has been in my top 3 choices for defensive (tank-like) midfielders ever since. I didn’t think he would be transferable for a while because he only joined Celtic last summer, but if he is disgruntled with Celtic and wants to leave them then I would love to see him in an Arsenal shirt. He would be a more appropriate signing than M’Vila (IMO).
The only problems with a Wanyama signing would be that he would also have to leave for the African Cup of Nations, and that we already have such promising players in that position in the likes of Frimpong and Coquelin (let alone Song). You never know though, Wenger knows what is best and will make the final decision.
I could only find a brief and low quality video of Wanyama’s skills, but if you haven’t seen him play at all, it will suffice. Let us know what you think.
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