Vieira to Return?
Reports in The Guardian and Daily Mail are saying that Arsenal will finally sign Blaise Matuidi from St Etienne and possibly bring back Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira.
Matuidi is young at 22, but so what, Vieira was younger when he became a regular at Arsenal and Manchester United will be relying upon Anderson in midfield this season. Age does not matter so long as the player has the ability to protect the defence and cause mayhem. We have been searching for the new Vieira and have not found him, perhaps Matuidi, who could cost in the region of £6m, will fill that void.
In case Matuidi needs a year or so there is always Vieira! The rumour that was started by Arsenal legend Ian Wright, that Patrick Vieira will join us on a pay as you play basis. This will be a real back to the future move by Arsene, Vieira is clearly past his best and will be a bit part player, but he will bring experience to the dressing room. He will bring a calming influence.
Both of these signings will add some steel to the midfield and could see the departure of Silvestre whilst Song is moved to centre-back to add some pace to our defence.
This business will be typical Arsene Wenger, bring in nearly £50million in sales and spend less than £15million, this man should be in charge or sorting out the world financial crisis!
Posted on July 31, 2009, in Transfers and tagged Arsenal, Arsenal News, Arsenal Transfers, Matuidi, Summer Transfer News, Summer Transfers 2009, Transfer News, Transfers, Vieira. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.