France international and Arsenal target Yann M’Vila has revealed that he is ready to leave Rennes next summer, but after Euro 2012 where he is hopeful France can end their international trophy drought.
M’Vila is rated as one of the best midfielders in Ligue 1, and his combatative style of play and precision passing has been known to have attracted Wenger’s attention, and Arsenal reportedly made a late summer bid for the defensive midfielder.
Just days ago his team mate Mangane reported that M’Vila “will join Real Madrid or Arsenal next summer”, and with Madrid likely to use their resources to pry Eden Hazard from Lille, this will put Arsenal ahead of the pack.
The Rennes star told fifa.com:
I feel ready to leave now. I just don’t think it’s a good idea with Euro 2012 coming up.
I’m proud, happy and above all relieved that we’ve reached the finals.
Bosnia gave us a real fright in our last qualifier, but I think we’ve got a genuine chance at the Euros.
We’re not going to Ukraine and Poland for the sightseeing, but to come back with the title.
Now that M’Vila is available and it looks likely that Arsenal are set to be favourites for his signature, will Wenger convert and purchase an outstanding player such as the Rennes midfielder when he already has Song, Frimpong and Coquelin (who has expressed his desire to leave if he is not played) at his disposal?
The Gunners midfield is suddenly looking very packed, and with Wilshere to return in the New Year it seems highly unlikely that Wenger will buy an additional midfielder. The only way I see this happening is if Song does not resign a contract and is sold next summer and/or Coquelin leaves permanently in January. There is nothing more positive than competition in a squad, so M’Vila would add a necessary quality to the Gunners lineup that will push other players harder for match time and options for multiple lineups are positive.