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May

Red Detective's view: M'Vila, Biglia, Podolski, Ryo


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People say Arsenal have leaders now. Above and beyond the sharp edge he gives to the attack, Robin van Persie has been a juggernaut of superhuman effort and deadly precision at crucial junctures of the season. However, there are times when Arsenal do not have their own way and whilst I have seen the team talking to each other about passing and closing down , there has not always been anybody driving the wider team strategy on the field.  When Arteta plays, he sits deeper than Song when the team has the ball most of the time and has given the team a natural spine. Through his professionalism, experience and air of class he brings a stamp of authority that the midfield lack in his absence, which is why the recent talk of Wenger negotiating with Rennes for Yann M’Vila interests me.

M’Vila, a deep playing midfielder with an solid engine and passing ability matched by no other in France, would likely give Arteta more licence to roam as suits his quick, technical game. Song’s chipped assists justify his forward-thinking style as long as he is provided with adequate cover. My personal favourite for a signing of a defensive midfielder might just be the 26 year old Lucas Biglia from Anderlecht. The Argentinian closes players down as quick as Ramires and caresses the ball in a way Javier Mascherano wishes he could.

Biglia put in a two footed block tackle against the USA recently, in a 1-1 friendly draw. Although, unnecessary and potentially violent, he landed a foot and a half from Clint Dempsey. The Fulham striker was furious and tried to intimidate him with his distinctly menacing eyes. Biglia smiled, shook his head and trotted away. My own view is his passing range is not the same as M’Vila over 30 yards, but he would harden the centre of the team at its core. Biglia is a player both Guardiola and Mourinho would target for this team.

If the middle of the pitch is secure, strong and established the rest of the team have their yardstick to work from. Song alongside Arteta, Biglia, or M’Vila feed the attackers the ball, protect the central defence and define the movement of the fullbacks. Passers like Arteta are also a great asset to feeding the wide forward players. I can see Arteta and Podolski having a great creative bond. In this respect. Arteta has not played with a wide forward of his calibre before who has such timing, drive and a tremendous resolve to win. I hope Podolski has the impact he should do. Players like Ryo Miyaichi are going to watch his finishing, his preparation before games and see his gratitude to be given a second chance at a big club. This should spur them on and make them appreciate their own opportunity.

Ryo has a good brain, quick feet and a assured personality. He deserves to playing with players with movement, touch and drive. However, playing him at Bolton Wanderers alongside a perennial under achiever like David N’Gog or a one-dimensional brute like Kevin Davies gave him a mantle to excel and space to attack. I would like to see him undertake a further year on loan at Aston Villa. I fancy them to rally under a new manager, and playing alongside Darren Bent would help him. Bent is a typically English forward, athletic and natural in front of goal. He’d finish the chances Ryo would make which would make both of them look good.

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Am
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Villa is a good shout, Ole Gunner likes the youth by all accounts and im sure he will be getting in all the Man Utd youth team in.

Myiachi would be a good fit, if not Wigan or Swansea would also be good.

T-phranck
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Mvilla arteta wilshere song rosicky diaby ox and ramsey competing for places in our midfield will yield success.

abestman
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ryo.m vila n podolsky. Nice one

Jack
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This new team with Poldi and M’Vila would look much better. Hopefully we are going to buy a decent back-up for Van Persie. Then this team I’m sure can achieve something next season.

ne
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ermm..

Patrick Ssekatawa
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Good article, but allow me to disagree a little. In my opinion, it will be M’vila who will join, and rightly so. Despite Wenger denying, the papers still insist the deal is in place, and that delights me a great deal. He is such a powerful player and plays with great tempo. He will be an intimidating presence in our midfield. Biglia is good, but not as good as the Frenchman, for the English game. Besides, he’s Argentine, meaning, if Spanish/Italian teams came calling, he would definitely elect to go, even after only one season. French players, bar Nasri, are… Read more »
iceman10
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Javi Martinez to me is way better than M’villa but i wud take Yann in a heartbeat simply because we need a true DM who has no intention of being ronaldinho…havent watched Biglia tbh but we’ve been linked b4

fan
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I just want a creative midfielder.

Imammajeed
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I think it is verry good if M‘Villa comes 2 that mildfiled‘ b/c he has every thing 2 contribute. As for ROY he should stay.

wardy
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I just want the situation with RVP sorted. forgive me for saying this but he has a good 12 months and he holds us to ransom???? the club stuck by him through all his injuries. If he had gone through that at any other club he would have been sold on several times……… Hope wenger sticks to his guns and forces him to see out the duration of his contract. by which point he will have some sort of injury (he is due one!!!)and it will be some other name on everyones lips. what he is doing right now is… Read more »
George
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With the greatest respect T-P, Ramsey has no place in the Arsenal midfield, in fact he has no place at AFC at all

Samtex
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I suggest Arseanl should get 3 or 4player v.p will surely stay & chamak, p young, ranmabo & diarby should leave let player like m.villa, bigid, Blan

ronnie atkins
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ramsey, gervinho, walcott, charmak,2gether with bendtner, vela and diaby should all be sold to make way for new signings

SureLord
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AW give us YMV and keep RVP.

endycoal aka swag
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only mvilla is good pls mr wenger you can chelsea lifting the CL donot let cry again next season sign the following player keeper eyeama,mf shawstaga,striker tevez,pedro,van dar vaart

oliwales
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French players normally loyal to Wenger? Erm, which ones?!

kev roberts
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Ronnie Atkins dont talk shit. Ramsey has not been given a chance, Walcott has been terrific at times and Gervinho’s first season. I’d love to see muppets like you try and play the game

Shabaan daud
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Ars.wenger should look at matters with different ways.7yrs wtht trofy is disgusting.sell under achievers and bolst wth exprnced ones.

Faruk ibrahim
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Pls give usmanov d chance 2 hold arsenal we need trophy next season money can bring trophy e g chelsea real madrid man city think pls and God bless

Ameed
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What have we seen over the last few week? Man City win the league and Chelsea win the Champions league. It proves that football has changed and teams now need to pump money into the club and sign the worlds best players in order to win titles. But Arsenal have a man who wants to do this.. Uzbek billionaire and major Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov wants to bring the best players to the club. Usmanov who is not an Arsenal director even though he owns almost 30% of Arsenal Holdings, believes self-interest among the board members is stymieing the club’s… Read more »
Kingsley
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I think we need a verstile Df , a holdin DM, an AM, and a backup 4 rvp which sums up 4 signingz and bet me sagna wöt be as gud wen he returnz it not easy breakin the same leg twice so may be we need Baines 4rom everton and on the free get Hoilett,Dempsey,Nzonzi,holtby,matiaz suarez as backup and sel the dead woods i.E park,chamack (mr shisha),almunia,fabki,spu5achi denilson and vela and bet me Rvp wil stay i dnt see ramsey leavin he stil hav much to offer rdmemba he waz gud b4 he got shawcrossed, this wil help cönstruct… Read more »
Mr m. Abiodun
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It will be shamefull and unbearable for Arsenal to finish the 2012/13 yet without any trophy to show. To avoid this, physically stand,focus and experienced both head and good footed use players that will match the current football charlleng is all we need at Arsenal now not all these light legged 18,19,20 and 21years of age player any more. Betterstill, 1 or 2 could be mix with the experienced players in some matches for confidency or reserve purposes. With 8yrs of trophyless season, weak legged youth player,unable to pay big money to Big and experience players thereby loosing them to… Read more »
Mr m. Abiodun
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Arsenal is a team to be reckonned with.

Calvin
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To Ameed. I understand what you are saying. But money definitely wasn’t the reason Chelsea won the FA and Champions league. So let’s stick to proper examples if we want to expose proper issues regarding the Gunners. Chelsea bought Torres, yes I know, but that up until 2 months ago was the biggest fail of a transfer. So it shows you that money pumped into clubs for transfers isn’t all to winning leagues, Torres almost saw himself out on his face this season with his huge expectations and no results to show for it. I agree that money needs to… Read more »
Calvin
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To Ameed. I understand what you are saying. But money definitely wasn’t the reason Chelsea won the FA and Champions league. So let’s stick to proper examples if we want to expose proper issues regarding the Gunners. Chelsea bought Torres, yes I know, but that up until 2 months ago was the biggest fail of a transfer. So it shows you that money pumped into clubs for transfers isn’t all to winning leagues, Torres almost saw himself out on his face this season with his huge expectations and no results to show for it. I agree that money needs to… Read more »
Ameed
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@calvin…mate , i agree about what you said , but u misunderstood something in what im trying to say here… the problem is not how much mancity and chelsea spend or what they doing , the problem is that arsenal fc their priority sadly become at the moment is making money from selling their best players and other stuff and NOT spending it all on new signings = lack of ambitions club in term of success on the pitch and winning trophies ( and this thing u dont see at mancity or chelsea which is a huge key for success… Read more »
calvin
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@Ahmeed. yea man i know exactly what you saying. It is a shame indeed. I understand where you coming from and agree 100 percent. As a club ones main aim and focus should be on titles. At least when your in contention to win (top 5 or 6) but money is a priority too, Except the club shouldn’t be focused on SAVING money but rather looking to make some of it back through titles and championships. Lets hope there’s a turn around.
Keep well
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Stan Kronke 6% richer than last year
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Stan Kronke 6% richer than last year

RVP’S replacement! cant believe no ones mentioned Heskey!.

ARSENAL FAN
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THIS GUY @AMEED REALLY TALKS SENSE ! COPY EACH WORD AND PASTE IT ON WENGER’S AND HILL-WOOD’S FACES !
C.O.Y.G

OSESCO
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