M’Biwa rejected Arsenal bid by TS
A report has been released today stating that Arsenal target, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, would rather play in Serie A than for the Gunners. The Montpellier defender and captain claims he turned down an “important offer” from Arsenal in the summer for the chance to play for AC Milan. It’s no secret Arsene Wenger targeted the player last month but new information about the potential Arsenal signing has revealed that the player did not have any interest playing in England.
The player had this to say about the matter, ‘Wenger was keen on the subject but I’d rather play in Italy.’
“I rejected an important offer from Arsenal because my desire is to play in Milan.’
Yanga-Mbiwa is out of contract next summer and Montpellier will try to sell him in January rather than risk losing him for nothing. Montpellier had already lost Giroud to Arsenal before the Gunners came in once more with an offer for the center back.
With the player having openly rejected Arsenal for a chance to play for Milan, the likes of Arsene Wenger pursuing his interest in the player in January looks slim. However, as we all know, anything can happen in football, with players changing loyalties quicker than they do hairstyles. The question that boggles my mind is, why would the player choose Milan over Arsenal? That’s like choosing an orange peel over an ice cream for dessert.
None the less, with the media already speculating who will arrive in January, it’s somewhat of a relief to rule out players who don’t even want to play for us in the first place. Arrivederci Mapou