September 10, 2012 by
The young Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin has been promoted to the Arsenal first-team this season, but with the resurgence of Abou Diaby he has not been given a look in during the first three League games.
He has already stated that he will give it six months to see if he can make the breakthough. He said: “In July, I met the coach and he told me I am a full member of the team and he relies on me. Looking at who we have signed, they have trust in me.
“Alex Song left for Barcelona and they didn’t sign another defensive midfielder.
“When I didn’t play in the first three matches it made me think about it. But I know I will get an opportunity and I will seize it.
“Arteta, Diaby and Cazorla are great players, who have more experience than me. But during training sessions every morning I am not behind them.
“I am 21-years-old, I know I cannot be patient any more. This year is the right season to make a name for myself at Arsenal.
“I have given myself six months and then I will take stock. If I see it is blocked, I will go somewhere else. But for now I know I have the qualities to make a name for myself at Arsenal.”
With Diaby currently playing with France in the World Cup Qualifiers it is to be expected that Wenger will finally give the 26 year-old a rest in the next Arsenal game against Southampton, especially as the following two games are tough ones against Man City and Chelsea.
This should leave the way open for Coquelin to show what he can do in next weekend’s game against Southampton, and if Wenger doesn’t give the youngster a run-out against one of the relegation favourites then Coquelin may be forced to “take stock” a little earlier than he thought…..
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June 07, 2012 by
Arsenal have been looking all over the place for a top attacking midfielder, and according to rumours Arsene Wenger has eyed the services of 24-year-old French star Marvin Martin.
The attacking midfielder has also managed to break into the French national team, and is an important part of the squad that will be travelling to EURO 2012. The thing about him is that everybody kept comparing him to Chelsea’s newest signing Eden Hazard, and he always seemed to be a step behind, or a touch slower to react.
Martin is currently wanted by a host of clubs, and amongst those that Arsenal will have to fight with we can find the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and Lille.
According to rumours, a £10m transfer fee would be enough to convince his club Sochaux to let Martin go, and the attacking midfielder is willing to make a change in his career after growing frustrated with the lack of top performances from his current club.
Arsene Wenger is going to continue to search for top quality playmakers, but at the moment the fight seems to be given between Martin and Montpellier’s Younes Belhanda. Who do you think will make the move to Arsenal?
June 06, 2012 by
The French midfielder Yann M’Vila is supposedly very close to agreeing a move to Arsenal this summer, but neither he nor the club are willing to even confirm there has been contact between the two sides, and now he is saying that he has “other options” which will not be affected by the Euro2012 tournament.
“My present at the moment is France,” M’Vila said yesterday. “After the Euros we will see what happens with my future. There are many options open and I still don’t know what will happen.
“We will have to talk about everything in a relaxed way but I don’t think my signing for another club will depend on what happens in the Euros.”
But of course he was also asked if he was keen on a move to the Premier League, and surprisingly he was! “Do I like the Premier League? Who doesn’t?” he stated.
“People have compared me to Makelele and Vieira, and I take that as a big compliment. There are big names in the French national team, but I am M’Vila, I have my own style and I hope people will recognise that more from now on.”
M’Vila is currently suffering from a sprained ankle so we may not even see him in France’s opening game against England, but he is sure to take some part, according to France’s medical team.
Do you think he really has “other options” or is he just throwing out another red herring?
June 04, 2012 by
M’Vila’s Move To Arsenal Under Threat?
Arsenal’s top target Yann M’Vila is under the threat of missing out on the early games in this summer’s EURO championship after suffering an injury in France’s last friendly game against Serbia.
The defensive midfielder had to be pulled off the pitch in the 8th minute of the game after a bad challenge from a Serb player, but according to the French officials the problem is not a major one and won’t keep the midfielder away for long.
While M’Vila might be forced to lose a few games he would have otherwise played a part in during the EURO 2012 campaign, his transfer to Arsenal will not be at all affected by the injury.
‘Yann M’Vila is suffering from a moderately serious sprain with no complications,’ read a French official statement.
Arsene Wenger has been following the defensive midfielder for a long time now, and according to rumours he is now decided to land the 21-year-old at the Emirates Stadium.
M’Vila also spoke about his interest to leave Rennes, and it is believed that the French international will be heading to Arsenal right after the EUROS. Many have compared the young French star with Patrick Vieira, and it would simply be amazing to see him wear the Arsenal jersey just like the French legend did back when Arsenal were called “The Invincibles”