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Arsenal Transfer News: Wenger To Hijack Newcastle’s Move For Yanga-Mbiwa?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is weighing up a late move to hijack Newcastle’s bid to sign Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa after they agreed a £6.7m deal with Montpellier.

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, are Arsenal set to move for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa?


Some interesting news this morning Gooners with the Mirror one of several media outlets reporting that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is weighing up a late move to hijack Newcastle’s bid to sign Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

The report claims Newcastle have agreed a fee of £6.7m with Montpellier for the French international defender and Yanga-Mbiwa is now due to fly to Tyneside to discuss personal terms over a move to St James Park.

However, the Mirror understand that Wenger may be plotting a similar move that saw Alan Pardew miss out on Loic Remy to QPR just last week, with the boss said mulling over a late bid to try and lure the French defender to the Emirates.

I’ve been calling on Arsenal to sign a versatile defender this month and Yanga-Mbiwa would be a great addition in my opinion. He can play right back or centre back, and with Bacary Sagna looking like his mind is already set on a summer move elsewhere, the 23-year-old could be the man to compete with Carl Jenkinson for the right back berth.

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Yanga-Mbiwa also played in defensive midfield against us in the champions league this season so his versatility would be a great asset. At 23, he’s at the perfect age, he’s captained Montpellier over the last 18 months – so would bring some much-needed leadership to the squad – and if the Mirror‘s price-tag of just £6.7m is accurate, he’s well within our budget and would be something of a bargain.

So I hope Arsene goes for this lad, but it sounds like he’ll have to do it quickly if we’re to snatch him away from Newcastle’s grasp.

Would you like Arsenal to move for Yanga-Mbiwa? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. cymon

    January 21, 2013 at 9:37 am

    yeah we need mapou mbiwa coz he’s a perfect replacement for song n even better than song infact he’s a mult purpose player. So he must be purchase.

  2. Rodrick

    January 21, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Yes he is the kind of a player we are looking for and if it was possible we also need a proven striker urgently for us to finish atleast top four. GUNNERZ 4 LIFE.

  3. Lyle

    January 21, 2013 at 9:43 am

    He’s not what Arsenal need!

  4. tony

    January 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

    he’s the right player for arsenal…

  5. george

    January 21, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Yeap Arsenal f.c need him a lot is i d type of player we need wit is xperence n physicality he wil b a gud addition to d team.GO GET HIM WENGER.

  6. Sibeso

    January 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

    I am now fade up with these rumours at Arsnal-

  7. Sani Abulkadi Ali

    January 21, 2013 at 10:03 am

    we need him and many more players

  8. Kabiru musa

    January 21, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Wenger deserved to resign from ARSENAL MANAGER and sometime he is madness!

  9. emmanuel

    January 21, 2013 at 10:10 am

    We are tired of wengers interest, let him go ahead and do something.

  10. Ambangile from dar es salaam,tanzania.

    January 21, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I badly need yanga mbiwa! he is young strong and a perfect defender! plz wenger sign him!

  11. Wisdom

    January 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! We need him! We must not loose him! Yanga come to us! Wwe need lopez,yanga,gourcuff and cavani

  12. soter

    January 21, 2013 at 11:49 am

    r u guys nt tired?

  13. Halliru lazuru

    January 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Wenger tired me 4 now i need a new manager let him resign.

  14. Abdulai alim bangura

    January 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    We r tired of hearing blaaa blaaaa blaaaaaaah all we want to hear is dat u ave sign mbiwa and a prolific striker and a winger like benafa

  15. Gbenga olu

    January 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Am tierd of wengers stingeness bcus we dont need to tell him b4 he can buy a good player 4 us, when all club are spending big money to land super stars our will say money is not every thing & diaby ramsy are back they are like new signing are they super star ? I dont know may be when we go to relegation the baordmember we come back to there sences then useles arsene wenger.

  16. Lawal olawale

    January 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    It’s ok, but wenger still hav 2 sign 3 or 4 more players 2 d squad

  17. Domisiano

    January 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Am tired of Wenger hypocricy trying to morn with us while he is sitting back to enjoy us being put into the grave by teams which we cant even imagine of them beating us.I don want to talk about any transfer coz whenever we talk of it they are taken by other clubs!

  18. Domisiano

    January 21, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    What happened with Cavan and why run for cheap when selling our great?already Saha is gone,on our great rivals side,what about that mr.coaches and why mention when your are not ready to buy?

  19. Tom

    January 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Not worth a comment

  20. ogun qudus

    January 21, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    wenger should by player in january if not were not going 2 champions leaque ,will need very strongest defendsive mildfied an one sharp stricker with one senter back

  21. Gunee

    January 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Damn it Wenger you suck! You are a failure! You and your fellow dictators will pay for this! I don‘t care if you are goin for “MESSI“ you are always “going for“ not signing! Go to HELL wenger.

  22. Omar

    January 21, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Wenger talks big but actswise,zero..shame on u wenger!!

  23. tom enias

    January 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    wenger should turn interest into signings.iam tired of this and that interest.

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