Report: Arsenal Eyeing Bid For Flamini Alternative

By on October 27, 2013

Arsenal are ready to table a £7m bid for West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu, according to reports today.

The Mirror claims that Arsene Wenger is wanting another ‘proper’ defensive midfielder to provide competition for Mathieu Flamini.

The boss sent scouts to watch Mulumbu in action last week against Stoke City and apparently they were impressed with what they saw, sending a glowing report back to Wenger on the 26-year-old’s performance.

A bid is now being lined up with the newspaper suggesting we’ll test West Brom’s resolve with a £7m bid in January.

I’m a big fan of Mulumbu’s and think he’d be a good alternative to Flamini, but we may have trouble trying to persuade the Midlanders to sell the midfield enforcer. He’s a key member of their team and only signed a new contract in the summer, so West Brom will be under no pressure to sell.

I think this is going to be a big January for us, particularly if we’re still putting in a serious challenge for the title. We certainly need another striker and while we have a lot of depth in the centre of midfield, Flamini is the only real defensive midfielder we have, so it might be prudent to bring in another option.

Mulumbu would be a good fit as he’s got plenty of Premier League experience, but I’m not sure we’d be able to get him away from WBA in mid-season.

Do you rate Mulumbu? Would you have him at Arsenal?


  1. dukeofarsenal Malaysia

    October 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Never Bid never know right?…Just submit resonable the bid, I’m sure The MIdlanders will shivers if the sum is correct digits….:0. Me thinks that it is time to show them how ruthless the Gunners are…

  2. Mwacha Makamo

    October 28, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Mind u! Vermineter scored 9 goals & was a leading scorer in dat debu t season b4 he picked an injury. So, when put on de mid field, can help de defence & score more goals.

  3. Mwacha Makamo-Malawi

    October 28, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Arsenal will kick each team dat comes in flant. Gooner 4 ever!

  4. toyosi olukokun

    October 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Fine mulumbu is a gud player if they can get him but in my own perspective I think they should go 4 song back.

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