We all know how good Micah Richards is. The Manchester Citeh ace even made his debut against the Gunners on 22nd October 2005 as a sub and was given his full debut on February 12, 2006 against Charlton Athletic.
He played in the majority of Manchester City's matches for the rest of that season, and was named as the club's Young Player of the Year for the 2005-06 season. He even scored a 94th minute goal against Aston Villa in the Cup and swore live on television, and continued with the interview completely unaware!
On July 25, 2006 he signed a new four-year contract, quashing rumours of a move away from the City of Manchester Stadium. Throughout 2007, Richards was linked with a big money move away from Eastlands, with Arsenal and Chelsea the main contenders to sign the youngster for £15m or even more.
At the time Stuart Pearce was in charge of Citeh and said "I am not actively looking to sell Micah because he has a great future here. Whatever offers come in for him, it is going to take a ridiculously big offer to get him out of this football club.I would love to see Micah stay here, captain the club, and maybe be here for 10 years and carry the club on his back if he can. He is good enough to do it. I have not worked with anyone so good and so young.".
He has captained Citeh too, and has played for England 12 times and scored once for his country. When making his debut for England on November 15th 2006, he became the youngest Defender to ever play for England. And will surely one day be the rock in England's defence.
It's a well known fact that Micah is a Gooner. They were his boyhood team and his favourite players were Ian Wright and Patrick Vieira. He has admitted that he fancies a move to London one day but it would be to join the Gunners and not the roubles of Ch$lski.
"I was a big Ian Wright fan when I was younger, so I supported Arsenal. "Wright and Patrick Vieira were my idols so if the opportunity came to play for them one day I'd take it."
The only problem I see in Micah joining Arsenal one day would be the transfer fee. It would cost a huge amount to prise him away from Eastlands especially since he is English. Wenger has admitted that he will pay top prices for a "super-class" player and I wonder whether Micah is in this class in Wenger's eye's?....
I think Gallas will be at the club for another couple of seasons and then either hang up his boots or join another club in Europe somewhere. This is where Micah fits the mould to join. He would be the perfect long-term replacement for Gallas. Imagine Richards and Toure at the back!! That would be the dream defensive partnership, without a doubt.
Centre back is one of the few positions that we could improve on, and in my eyes Micah Richards would be the perfect signing as he is also versatile enough to play at right or left back. He has the talent to be one of the best in the world and with Wenger having a huge amount of money available to him if needed I would love it if he joined and fulfiled a boyhood dream.
So Micah is a Gooner, but will he ever be a Gunner?.....I hope so one day.
Keep it Goonerish.............