There are reports from France today claiming both Arsenal and French Ligue 1 rich boys PSG will be fighting it out in the January transfer window for the signature of Chelsea’s Juan Mata. The reports claim Mata has told the Chelsea management they should allow him go in January as he tries to gain first team action that will help his chances of making the Spanish squad for the Brazil 2014 world cup.
Mata has seen his first team chances with Chelsea almost eroded ever since new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho took over the London club. It is believed Mata has been told by Spanish national team that he must leave Chelsea and join a team where he will have a chance of playing regular first team football if he wants to stand a chance.
Just days ago, PSG manager confirmed he tried to sign the player from Chelsea in the just concluded window. Arsenal were also thought to be interested in the player in the just concluded summer transfer window with the gunners even going as far as inviting the player’s father and agent to the Emirates stadium which was confirmed by Arsene Wenger.
Although Arsenal has signed Ozil from Real Madrid in a club record deal, I am of the believe that we could do with someone like Juan Mata in our team. The fact that Rosicky is aging and injury prone means we can accommodate in our team Mata who can also play on both wings.