Vital Football

Arnie might not be back?

Arnie might not be back?

Not for the first time, and to be fair not that I can blame him Arnold Mvuemba has been speaking to the French media, I would suspect that 'Aujourd'hui Sport' is very much French media, about his Pompey future - or lack of as the case may be...

Weighing up his options is something that the he has spoken about before and at this present time he says 'my future is quite uncertain at the moment' and he has 'no idea what will happen in the next few weeks. I just want to have a break before thinking about my future.'

Mvuemba was not getting much of a look-in at all last season, then when Tony Adams took over this changed slightly, 'slightly' being the right word I think, before he slipped totally off the radar, but on the whole the Frenchman has not really been given much of a chance since his loan from a few years ago was made permanent so he will 'take stock with my agent and with my club.'

When the guy arrived on loan a few years back I was impressed with what I saw of him at first, even if this was limited, so when we signed him - and for as little as around £1m if reports were true - I thought we were on to a winner!

Without being given much of a chance he could not do much, but when he was last season he looked a shadow of the player I thought he would be and did not seem to have developed as had been hoped - that said he also looked a player with a very, very low confidence level, which cannot have helped?

Looking at the squad as is I would have him very much in the 1st team picture, even more so with Sean Davis a near cert to leave, but all being well with the takeover I would expect us to look at our midfield options and bring in at least one midfielder so his chances would be limited again, right?

Depending on what does happen this summer I can easily see him leaving, but time will tell...

As for another Frenchman, although Djimi Traore actually represents Mali internationally, or did, so he is Malian - is that right?

Either way, after being desperate for a move to Birmingham he is now being 'linked' with a move to the rich man's tax haven of Monaco - and he now expects to return to France this summer 'with Pompey prepared to let him leave on a free transfer' as sky sports put it.

'Prepared' suggests there was thought in the releasing him process, but I do not think this has taken much thought about letting him go...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



For the very latest Premier League odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday June 18 2009
Time: 1:27PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Haye’s Blast

Comments

0
Shame about Arnold. He did ok & scored a few goals including a cracker in Wolfsburg. Never had a good run of games, whilst others with little talent, seemed to!
storagematt
18/06/2009 13:51:00
0
Yeah agree storage, I thought he looked very promising early days, he certainly had pace. His unfortunate gaf came though when he put that fateful square ball across the park. I think if we don't strentghen the squad in that area then he will be a regular in the side assuming we can keep hold of him. Still, we have still got Mullins to command the midfield.......ha!
blarmy
18/06/2009 14:08:00
0
Agreed storage, we played some real dross and even Mullins yet Arnie didn't get a chance
russellm
18/06/2009 14:10:00
0
so... hold on: This leaves us with a midfield of davis, mullins and diop. my god, things are going from bad to worse!
pompeycarpet
18/06/2009 16:31:00
0
Nah mate, Davis will be off soon too. It leaves us with a midfield of Hughes, Mullins and Diop. Can't blame Arnie for wanting to leave. His confidence must be at an all time low, and a clean break is probably the only solution for him. Doesn't help us much though, does it?
PhilTaglia
18/06/2009 17:47:00
0
It's a crying shame he didn't get a real break because the lad has got potential. Admitted, Adams did give him a shot, but it never turned into a run of games to gain some confidence. He was never going to get in under Hart who was wedded to D/H and M. Maybe with Davis going things will open up a bit for him. Depends who we get in I suppose. Also depends on the new manager, whoever that might be.
cornypomp
18/06/2009 19:06:00
0
Arnie is a better ball player than Mullins & Hughes, & he knows it himself. So you can understand his frustration, All will depend on the new manager, with Davis almost gone (july 1st) we still have Diop, Kranjcar, Basinas, Wilson, & where does Pele play if he is still here?
pompeyyong
18/06/2009 19:22:00
0
Pele must have went back as TA only signed him up until the end of the season. I will look forward to see Basinas playing.
Pompey Malta
18/06/2009 22:57:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

We know Danny you want to stay!

In case we had forgot Hollands has reminded us of his desire to stay with Pompey! I'm not 'desperate' either way in many ways but sorting this quickly would be best for all concerned.

Three more pre-season games announced

'Glamour ties' are loved but pre-season is about fitness and form so it doesn't matter if it's Barcelona or Bognor... Then again a trip to the Nou Camp wouldn't be turned down!

On this day in history...24th May

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 24th May.

Sheffield United loanee open to Pompey return

McNulty would welcome a permanent transfer to Pompey. Although the Sheffield United striker could well be part of new manager Wilder's plans, so the chances seem 50:50 at best?

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Allsop6%
Davies4%
Burgess21%
Barton51%
Stevens0%
Evans0%
Hollands2%
Doyle8%
Bennett0%
McNulty4%
Roberts0%
Sub - McGurk2%
Sub - Close0%
Sub - Chaplin2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug66
2.storagematt30
3.FrattonBlue22
4.mslorna4820
5.Copnor4320
6.Emsworthianblue11
7.eastneydave10
8.Ronald Wilson7
9.Jimsmithswig7
10.PompeyFromtheUSA4