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Yanga-Mbiwa Heading To London?

Chelsea have joined Arsenal in showing interest in Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who could be on the move after his side were knocked out of Europe.

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea and Arsenal are linked with a French defender.


Chelsea have joined Arsenal in showing interest in Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, according to talkSPORT.

The report claims the European champions sent scouts to watch the defender last week as Montpellier beat Ajaccio 3-0 at the Stade de la Mosson.

Yanga-Mbiwa shot to prominence after skippering the French side to an unlikely Ligue 1 title last season and talkSPORT believe the Blues are set to rival Arsenal and AC Milan for the 23-year-old’s signature.

The Metro reported last week that the Gunners had revived their interest in the versatile defender and were hoping to lure him away in the January window now that Montpellier had crashed out of the Champions League, but they could face stiff competition from Chelsea if talkSPORT are to be believed.

Yanga-Mbiwa can operate anywhere across the back-line but is best known for his qualities as a central defender. He’s been with Montpellier since joining as a youth player in 2005 and has gone on to make almost 190 appearances of the club.

I thought he was hugely impressive during Montpellier’s two games against Arsenal in the Champions League this season. He was strong, pacey and showed great determination, all qualities that would bode well if he were to come to these shores.

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Neither Chelsea or Arsenal have been water-tight at the back so far this season and they could both do with a versatile player like Yanga-Mbiwa, but could he be set for a move to London? Lets see what January brings.

Would you like to see Yanga-Mbiwa at your club? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. ajayi abiodun fadagutrie

    December 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    lets see what yanga mbiwa could bring to chelsea if he can sign

  2. houba

    December 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I wish wenger signe him

  3. houba

    December 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I wish wenger sign him

  4. jaywhy

    December 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Pls,if u want to achieve anything.dont go to arsenal try as much as possible to force urself to chelseafc club and achieve ur aim.

  5. Pastor Dayo

    December 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Yanga wil definitely add weight, steel, depth and energy 2 our inconsistent back line.

  6. Kuforiji adedayo

    December 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    He should come to chelsea to horn his skills

  7. Nekky

    December 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    U forgot dat chelsea stayed for 50 whole yrs bfore seeing troghy,soon we will break dat troughy drought,so mind ur stuff,he will join any club he choses.. up gunners till i join de lord

  8. geoff reid

    December 10, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    wont go to gunners wegner is far to slow in moving for players–and in keeping them-he should be fired.

  9. okikiola

    December 10, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Will need is man in arsenal but weger can’t bay him.

  10. Goonerboyo

    December 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Ramsey for club captain, the we don t need to buy anyone.

  11. Imran

    December 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Yanga woz excellent in both games against the gooners and now that montpellier r out of the champions league I c him going to the emirates 😀 hopefully he comes and just stiffen our back line its looking a bit shaky at times and hopefully we get hunteelar who wud boost our hopes of landing a trophies and finish the trophy drought

  12. ola

    December 11, 2012 at 5:04 am

    arsenal is d best for u to shineeeeeee,arsene wenger also ur country legend,so emirate is ur home,

  13. dada

    December 11, 2012 at 7:17 am

    He’s best for arsenal. Arsenal will kip is star shining n strenghten our defence, wenger please get this man

  14. Busayo

    December 11, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Only chelsea can make him inprove is skills,i pray he comes 2 chelsea nt trophyless club.

  15. Mike

    December 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Chelsea always show interest in anyone Arsenal scout. What’s up with them? Are their scouts that useless they can’t they find their own players?

    • tommyt

      December 11, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      haha, so true! following our scouts about must be such an easy job.

  16. kevin

    December 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Don’t go to Arsenal if you want to win trophies and get medals……those days are gone for gooners….

  17. darrel

    December 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Chelsea my ass..u spend spend spend but do u get back wat u ooooze lol…1 love to all Goonerish people out there..stay classy

  18. darrel

    December 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Chelsea my black buttocks u spend spend spend but do u get back wat u ooooze lol…1 love to all Goonerish people out there..stay classy

  19. senanpaul

    December 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    is only arsenal can grantee u startin xi so go to arsenal and show ur tarlent to the word an save us from all this mes! Arsenal 4ever!

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