Ashley Young to Arsenal in January?

Arsenal fan Ashley Young is ready to quit Aston Villa in January and make a shock switch to Arsenal, talkSPORT understands.

The  talented winger,  has only a year left on his contract, has so far refused to sign a new deal at Villa Park, and it is understood that he is holding out for a move to the Emirates during the January transfer window.

Wenger is a massive fan of  the player. Before Young signed for Villa, Wenger Said

“I like him because he is mobile and has good movement, high work rate and is a creative player”

Gerard Houllier and Wenger are very close friends and this would also be a plus point in any future dealings.

If Young was to join Arsenal,  it could be the end for Rosicky with Nasri then free to play in the middle of the pitch?

Walcott on the right, Young on the left…. NICE!

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  1. Celina Andreassen

    November 16, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    This seems great 🙂 I hope he will come to Arsenal and do a great job !! But I dont want Wenger to set Rosicky, Nasri or Walcott on the bench for that reason and not Bendtner or Chamakh eiter 🙂 Where on the pitch does he play anyway??

  2. clive

    November 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    On the left he would replace Arshavin.

    So no chance.

    Though he is a Gooner.

  3. Gooner J

    November 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Young to Arsenal would be a great move, maybe sending Rosicky the other way? I did think it strange that Young is yet to sign a new deal, despite saying he is happy at Villa it is clear he is waiting to see if a bigger club displays any interest in him before signing a new deal.

    I think only Pool and Arsenal would be keen on him and Spurs of course who go for everyone these days…

    If he is a gooner and seeing how Joe Cole’s decision to choose Pool flopped, he may well be one to watch over the next couple months.

  4. Andy Goddard

    November 16, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Capital NO!!! This is not happening.

  5. fidogunner

    November 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    no please we have got better players

  6. gt

    November 16, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Certainly that would be nice, but don’t hold your breath until it happens…

  7. The BearMan

    November 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    With so many players linked to Arsenal in the January transfer window, Arsenal will have 4 squads. Arsene really is on a spending spree.

    The bear believes Arsenal must not make the same mistake a third season running and fail to strengthen the squad, but what is needed is players that can change games. Arsenal has six potential players in the Reserves that must be made ready to step- in, in case of injuries.

    I repeat myself again, Arsenal needs to buy three players and Lukaku most be top of the shopping list. That youth will create fear in many defences. Then we need two defenders like the BearMan, strikes will hate to play against. Hahaha

  8. Al

    November 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I love him, he is younger and better than arshavin and his 13 year old brother plays for us too.
    I would just love him at arsenal but i cant see it happening, too good to be true and he would have to take the cursed number 9 too.

  9. kahr!m

    November 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Who ever he may replace, he’ ‎​D̶̲̥̅̊ still be an efficient asset to the club

  10. Bektas

    November 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Certainly interesting. Though it feels like the Joe Cole saga all over again. The zero million pounds paid for Cole seems a bit inflated anyway, doesn’t it?

  11. Chinadindu Israel Ajuzie

    November 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I can’t wait to see Ashley Young star for Arsenal. How I wish the deal of Ashley Young playing for Arsenal is already done, playing position won’t be a problem.

  12. trugooner21

    November 16, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    end for Rosicky?? You must be nuts! would be a good signing though. Just dont think there is space for him.

  13. Khair

    November 16, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Young is a very interesting player…proven @ Aston Villa. He suits Arsenal playing style. Hope to see it happened.

    Rosicky is a little inconsistent and bentner as well. The rest had been improving very well. EPL demands perfect group of players to be champion. It’s getting more competetive nowadays.

    Adding on Young and someone like the one I expected to join very much, Mr Balotteli…..would make Aresenal more lethal. Backline is more stable now….cool.

  14. sxk

    November 16, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    no chance of this happening. and why would we want him? we already have better. he is not of the standard required to be at arsenal

  15. Dayo

    November 16, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I tink he will bring a good improvement to the club in d attacking role or incase of injuries he may be available 4 d injured player in d attack,but he will fight 4 shirt in d club..

  16. Bigdog

    November 16, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Definitely not an Arsenal fan and definitely not very good. Premiership speed, championship quality!!

  17. b johnson

    November 16, 2010 at 8:07 pm


  18. Chris M

    November 16, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    This wont happen, it would be great if it did though as a backup player probably. Only reason why we are all of a sudden interested in Young is ’cause,

    1. Wenger has said he’s a good player.

    2. Wenger likes to get free signings and Young’s contract will be up.

    3. His younger brother players for our youth team.

    He would be a good backup but lets remember we have just bought Silva who is arriving in Jan. and we also have JET who plays RW who now, and im quoting Wenger here, “is no longer banging the door with both hands, he is kicking the door and may soon break it.”

  19. Stroller

    November 16, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Strange how all this positive reaction comes on the back of a good’ish performance on TV last weekend against ManU. What about all the erratic performances over previous months? What would he bring that Walcott does’nt already?

  20. demi

    November 16, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I like him, I’ve always been a fan of him. He is a gunners and you people are always talking about loyal players well do you think he will be loyal to a club that he loves?

  21. Groverider

    November 16, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Go for it!
    Let’s do a deal & send Bendtner the other way.
    After all Villa already have the black Emile Heskey
    they may as well have the white one too

  22. sdsd

    November 16, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    not sure. ARSHAvin is more talented than him. Can assist and score. never goin to tkae his place plus we have a similar(a bit) player in WALCOTT

  23. jimmy b

    November 16, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    i wouldn’t get too excited just yet lads, there’s a few things to consider….for is the fact that yes he is a gooner fan, yes his 13 year old brother does in fact play for us,wenger has previously expressed his liking for him, he would suit our style of play, is the right size and has the attritubutes we know aw likes, he could be going cheap due his contract issue’s, as the cole saga showed aw is interested in that type of deal….the againsts are he publicly declared his loyalty in a way that if he where to leave would make him a hate figure..why say anything if you intend to leave? wenger has previously expressed a liking for him but failed to back it up, we would have to sell, if we didn’t sell where would he play? he sure as hell wouldn’t move to sit on the bench and others in his position arshavin, nasri, rosicky,vela might have something to say about that, wengers tried a deal like this before and it failed, he doesn’t like buying in january?, would young desert ship in jan?, wenger knows he needs too strengthen why not do it in the summer?, he has publicly told everyone he could be interested in a cb beco of verma would he bring in two new faces? all good questions all leaves a big black hole….personally i think it would be an inspired choice if arshavin where to leave next year and can see a walcott young wing pairing as devastating so if anything where to happen it would be the summer not jan i’d put my house on it thats if he isn’t persuaded to stay….not an accurate article fact wise but great food for thought just don’t make it the truth before its happened if it ain’t on it ain’t happend ; )

  24. BennyGooner

    November 16, 2010 at 10:34 pm


    LMAO … top comment that !! you got a great point there mate !!!! 🙂

  25. yash

    November 17, 2010 at 3:42 am

    @Groverider: FUCK YOU

    @ all: No way he should come to replace rosicky..rosicky is far more better…

  26. Lawrence

    November 17, 2010 at 4:55 am

    PLS Retain Rosiscky….he has really showed that he can Deliver…am worried about Arshavin…Bring Ashely Y in….Arshavin will b challenged n will eventually he’ll have a successor/replacor!

  27. elvi

    November 17, 2010 at 8:52 am

    he is really good …i doubt it will not happen…

  28. Peter Paul

    November 17, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Hmmmmmm! Even though Young as a player is great and would make a good replacement for Arshavin, I kinda think that the right person for that position who would truely make an astounding impact for us(GUNNERS) is JESUS NAVAS Or TOTTERNHAM’S mexican winger.

  29. Jay

    November 17, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Thumbs up Yash!!
    Rosicky is waaaay better….
    and Groverider should go fuck himself!

  30. Josphat Osiri

    November 17, 2010 at 11:19 am

    it is the best signing wenger can ever make since he joined Arsenal

  31. striderman

    November 17, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Rosicky is a very good player, holding the ball up, world class passing but where`s the goals? his fitness is not great, injury record not too good and he`s 30 now or will be next year. If you look closely wenger is using rosicky as a world class sub/1st team player to replace cesc, arshavin or narsi if they are injured plus walcott (because if walcott is injured arshavin or nasri, more nasri,( better than eboue in that position) fill his space with rosicky on the left) cesc injured rosicky plays central , even jack w gets more starts than rosicky. i can see ashley coming or some attacker coming

  32. Max

    November 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I think we are probably the best team in the league at outside midfield so i can’t this happening but if one of our wingers were to leave i wouldnt mind seeing this lad come in. he’s a good player

  33. Nathaniel

    January 4, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I’m an Aston Villa fan and I hope this move doens’t go ahead, he’s probably our best player at the moment. I also think regardless of him being an Arsenal fan when he was younger, he shows a hell of a lot of loyalty to the villa side and will want to keep in a team where he has a first team place.

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