Robert Pires *swoon* reckons Montpellier’s mini winger Remy Cabella may well have worked his way onto Arsene Wenger’s shopping list following his impressive display against the Gunners in the Champions League earlier this season.
Speaking to Ligue1.com the former ‘Invincible’ and Arsenal’s original Handsome French Bloke, made clear he’s taken great pleasure watching Cabella in the last two seasons and thinks the 22-year-old’s swashbuckling performance against the Gunners (in which he seemed to have about 15 shots) is proof he can handle the big time.
“I’m enjoying the performances of Rémy Cabella at Montpellier this season,” reflected Pires.
“He’s carried on from where he left off last season. I thought he was very good against Arsenal on his Champions League debut. That shows he has character and can go a long way, that he doesn’t let the pressure of big games get to him.”
Having been one of the first to back Cazorla to succeed at the Emirates Pires is certainly no slouch when it comes to identifying players with the pedigree to follow in his own vaunted footsteps.
“I think Arsène Wenger will have noticed his performance in that Champions League game,” he continued.
“Wenger likes small technical players like him, players like Santi Cazorla who he recently signed from Málaga. I think Wenger may have Cabella’s name in the back of his mind, and who knows, maybe he will end up at Arsenal.”
Cabella, who stands like our new Spaniard at 5ft 6”, is likely to feature for Montpellier at the Emirates next month so he’s another chance to consolidate his credentials in front of Arsene and the discerning Emirates crowd.
As Bobby hinted, if there’s one thing we all know about the boss it’s that he can’t resist the temptations of a technically gifted Will-o’ the Wisp-esque winger/midfielder. Who knows, if Montpellier and Cabella get lucky an insultingly low offer could be winging it’s way to them sooner rather than later…
Cheers to @RYO_cleverfish for the heads up.