May 19

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

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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30 Responses to “Red Detective’s view: M’Vila, Biglia, Podolski, Ryo”

  1. Am says:

    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.

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  2. T-phranck says:

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

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  3. abestman says:

    ryo.m vila n podolsky. Nice one

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  4. Jack says:

    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.

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  5. ne says:

    ermm..

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  6. 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 normally loyal to Wenger, so for me, no question, M’vila.

    As for Ryo, I don’t think he should be loaned out again.He’s such a good player, who I’m convinced can force his way into the starting line-up, or at least play a significant role as a sub. Why have unproductive players like Diaby at the Emirates and then send prodigious ones away? Ryo to stay.

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  7. iceman10 says:

    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

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  8. fan says:

    I just want a creative midfielder.

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  9. Imammajeed says:

    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.

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  10. wardy says:

    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 not befitting someone who claims to love this club. just Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

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  11. George says:

    With the greatest respect T-P, Ramsey has no place in the Arsenal midfield, in fact he has no place at AFC at all

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  12. Samtex says:

    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

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  13. ronnie atkins says:

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

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  14. SureLord says:

    AW give us YMV and keep RVP.

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  15. 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

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  16. oliwales says:

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

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  17. kev roberts says:

    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

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  18. Shabaan daud says:

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

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  19. 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

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  20. Ameed says:

    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 chances of on-field success.

    Usmanov also said that there would need to be a switch in emphasis if he is to end up on the board.
    Usmanov said “If the role of a board member is to oversee a trophyless period while making significant personal profits and asking fans to pay inflation-busting ticket price increases then, no, I would not want to be on the board.

    “If instead it is to try to deliver sustained success, to increase your personal investment in the club, to help develop the commercial position and to ensure the fans have a say in the running of the club then, yes, I think I certainly have something to contribute.

    “In terms of doing things differently, let me give you a very clear example. Arsenal has all of its major commercial contracts coming up for renewal in the next couple of years. It’s no secret that to maximise the value of those you want to have success on the field and be winning trophies. To do that you need to invest now in building a winning team. This is simple commercial logic. Whether it comes to pass, we shall see.”

    The sad fact is this. Arsenal will never win anything again without major investment. We need Alisher Usmanov to step forward and take control to bring back the glory days.

    Since Stan Kroenke took over the club what have we seen? Any investment? Any major signings?. In fact we have seen our best players SOLD and the money NOT pumped back into signing replacements.

    Another sad fact is that since 2005 and when Ashley Cole was apart of the FA CUP winning side, we have not won anything and Ashley has gone on to win EVERYTHING in football. Who can blame him, Clichy, Nasri, and so on for leaving in the hunt for glory. ( RVP NEXT…….WILSHERE ? ) !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We need change at Arsenal and so we need Usmanov.

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  21. Kingsley says:

    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 a wage bil 4 the fee agent c6in in

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  22. Mr m. Abiodun says:

    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 other teams that then became problem for Arsenal to beat when they meet should be a thing of the past if we must win any trophy this season. To cap it up, Arsene should be ready to wipe out the Fans 8yrs sorrow and make happy and also make them all they have lost through their surpport for the Club by buying good experiend pkayers that can do the Job not only to be fetching money for the management alone,bv also make Fans happy all the time. Thanks.

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  23. Mr m. Abiodun says:

    Arsenal is a team to be reckonned with.

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  24. Calvin says:

    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 be spent and with the sounds of M’Villa, Podolski and Biglia in the works it sounds like Wenger is aware an evolution in the squad must happen. I, however, dont want Arsenal to become the playground of wealthy businessmen looking for their next profitable venture. I think the Gunners have more pride and tradition to turn down the chance of becoming a money spending club, but rather look to build tradition and memories the way soccer was always set to be. Of course I wanna see Arsenal win a trophy, its been longer than i can remember when I celebrated an Arsenal title and I would have given a hell of a lot to see the Gunners in Chelsea’s shoes on Sat evening. But, and I mean this respectively, I would not have given a thing too see the proud, well spirited tradition of the Gunners win the Premier League by being placed in the shoes of Man City, a team full of controversy and bad mouthing at times, players out playing for their own names solely and leaving the team names and all it stands for in the dressing room. I would have not given anything to go back in time and swap Arsenal FC for the likes of Man City in terms of anything behind the badge. (players, attitude, money, coach etc)

    Yes Arsenal need work to get to the top. But lets hope that’s soon and the way Arsenal have always done it. Heads high. As for Nasri and Clichy…. They can paint their hair blue and wear their City shirts the wrong way around. They will soon be forgotten. Legacies live forever, not their money hopping team mates….

    Gunners FC
    Calvin

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  25. Calvin says:

    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 be spent and with the sounds of M’Villa, Podolski and Biglia in the works it sounds like Wenger is aware an evolution in the squad must happen. I, however, dont want Arsenal to become the playground of wealthy businessmen looking for their next profitable venture. I think the Gunners have more pride and tradition to turn down the chance of becoming a money spending club, but rather look to build tradition and memories the way soccer was always set to be. Of course I wanna see Arsenal win a trophy, its been longer than i can remember when I celebrated an Arsenal title and I would have given a hell of a lot to see the Gunners in Chelsea’s shoes on Sat evening. But, and I mean this respectively, I would not have given a thing too see the proud, well spirited tradition of the Gunners win the Premier League by being placed in the shoes of Man City, a team full of controversy and bad mouthing at times, players out playing for their own names solely and leaving the team names and all it stands for in the dressing room. I would have not given anything to go back in time and swap Arsenal FC for the likes of Man City in terms of anything behind the badge. (players, attitude, money, coach etc)

    Yes Arsenal need work to get to the top. But lets hope that’s soon and the way Arsenal have always done it. Heads high. As for Nasri and Clichy…. They can paint their hair blue and wear their City shirts the wrong way around. They will soon be forgotten. Legacies live forever, not their money hopping team mates….

    Gunners FC
    Calvin

    Sorry for the repost

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  26. Ameed says:

    @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 on the pitch and winning trophies )!!! im not saying we have to spend 50m on players , but at least the money we get from selling our players and from the other stuff to be ALL invested in new signings !!!
    peter hill-wood his main aim is to make money , he really doesnt care if arsenal won any trophy in the past 7 years or not as far as the club is participating in the champions league every year from which he can get money ! ( thats why wenger is still in charge and is safe despite 7 years without any single trophy, because he actually brings hill-wood’s and kronke’s top target which is the money )- sorry , but this thing u dont see at any top club in the world which wants to win trophies !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ok , what the point of bringing kronke to the club..he doesnt spend nothing and the sad thing is that he takes money from our club = business !!! so kronke is happy = peter hill-wood is safe !!! wenger finishes in top 4 = champions league = money…then he is also safe ! who is f’cked here = the fans which they wants trophies and not just making money and profits !!!!
    bringing in usmanov , i think the priority of the club would change from just making money and profits to winning trophies and this what we need at the moment !!!!!! because i dont think usmanov would be greedy like hill-wood and kronke and just making money and putting it in his own pocket…!! trust me, he has enough money that he doesnt need arsenal fc to expand his wealth ( plus he is the 28th richest man in the world ) !!! so i think his aim and his priority would be winning trophies and not just making profits..!!!! or you know what , if u dont want usmanov , so we dont want kronke nor hill-wood at the club…!! i want a guy which really care about arsenal fc (david dein) , and the money the club makes from selling players , T.V rights , sponsers , shirts and co ALLLLLLLLLLL TO BE SPENT ON THE CLUB AND IN BRINGING WORLD CLASS PLAYERS…!!!!!
    any self respected club in the world , which his main priority become just making money and generate profits and NOT success on the pitch and winning trophies = lack of ambitions club ! which is really sad about my beloved club !
    not just in england , look at real madrid ( perez ), barcelona , bayern muchen ,a.c milan ( berluscunni ) , inter milan ( morratti ) , juventus and many other TOP CLUBS…is their priority just making money ??? no , they have enough money and they are not greedy , so thats why all the time they spending in new players and caring about the club in term of winning trophies !!! so no wonder why my beloved team arsenal fc is trophy-less 7 years and counting and other top clubs over the world celebrating and winning trophies and not us :-( sad , hurt , painful and shocking ! from a team competing on winning the premiere league ; to celebrating third place in the league without any titles :-( so u can understand why van persie would leave us in the summer , and why we dont attract top class players like hazard and many others !!!!
    sad , but truth should be said about our club…!
    take care…hope for good… ;-)

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  27. calvin says:

    @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
    Calvin

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  28. Stan Kronke 6% richer than last year says:

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

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  29. ARSENAL FAN says:

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

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  30. OSESCO says:

    STARTING 11- RVP, podolski, ryo, wilshere, arteta, m’vila, sagna, vermaelen, koscielny, gibbs and scezny

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