I'm hearing news about Gabrielle Obertan, is anyone else?

Hello and a big “hey it’s Sunday” to you all… and remember Sunday is a day of rest… so make sure you refresh yourself for the week ahead.

Today sees a late night game as Trinidad and Tobago take on England at 10.30pm UK time. Way past Theo’s bed time… but in all seriousness, I’m dying to see the youngster in action. With 7 first teamer rested for this game, it is very possible that we will see the Arsenal player in action for some part of the game…

Come on Theo!

Okay, so in transfer news, I’m hearing news about Gabrielle Obertan, a 19 year old striker from Bordeaux. Now, I’m not a bloggist who likes to band about random speculation or go off one about a certain player, but I’ve had a few texts and emails about this player. Supposedly we have been scouting him for a while. He’s a 6 foot striker who has an impressive record in the youth team. He’s only scored 3 goals in all competitions this season and that’s not really the profilic-ness you’d like to see, but he’s highly rated in France.

Obertan has been likened to a young Thierry Henry and has played various times on the wings, although preferring a central role. He’s also been compared to Zidane in terms of his demeanour on the pitch and passing ability. He’s currently playing a Bergkamp role and is definitely an exciting player.

One of the email’s I’ve received says that his agent and himself were seen in conversation with Chief Scout Steve Rowley. Apparently he has also spoken to Real Madrid, Juventus and Lyon.

So with so much speculation hitting me in the last 24 hours, my question to you is… Is anyone else hearing news about Gabrielle Obertan?

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Have a good one!]]>