Yann M’Vila To Arsenal ‘99% Done’ – Gunners On Cusp Of £17m Deal For Rennes Enforcer

By Chris Wright

Yann M’Vila: Master of the unorthodox tackle

Just a quickie to let y’all in on the big transfer news this morning, and this ain’t just you’re average, spurious common-or-garden transfer toss; Arsenal are on the very cusp of tying up a €22 million (£17.7 million) deal for Rennes enforcer Yann M’Vila, with the deal ‘99% done’ according to Le Parisien among many other well-placed sources.

Word is that it all the mechanics of the four-year contract are squared away and that the whole thing hinges on Arsenal bagging that there Champions League spot they’re currently lingering in.

21-year old M’Vila’s had a pretty indifferent season in Ligue 1 this year, but he’s definitely got the plums to mix it. He tackles at full tilt like it’s going out of fashion. Expect a smattering of red cards in his debut season, that’s all we’re saying.

With Lukas Podolski already on the fast boat to the Emirates and M’Vila all but signed up, it looks like Arsene Wenger’s already having an absolute humdinger of a transfer window two months before the bloody thing opens! It’s definitely the kind of action that may well convince a certain Dutch goal-glutton to sign up for a few more years, no?

M’Vila screening, Song and Wilshere pulling the strings, RVP up top flanked by Podolski, Theo and/or The Ox? 2012/13’s already looking promising for the Gunners (save for that god-awful kit they’ll be forced to wear), provided they can keep them all fit, of course.

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  1. Smith says:

    Mikel Arteta has once again been overlooked in naming the midfield next year. Look at Arsenal without him now. At least most Arsenal rate what he has done.

    But if they can keep everyone at the club and fit I can see them challenging next year.

  2. bear says:

    let’s not forget Rosicky, who has been amazing too.

  3. one england captain says:

    Thank god for that, for a moment there thought Diaby and Wilshere were going to have no body to talk to on the physio’s bench next season!

  4. JJ says:

    Bloody Wenger, he’s done more for French football than English since he’s been there!

  5. Pete says:

    2 great signings. I disagree that Rosicky’s been amazing. He had that 1 great game when he came back and then been pretty much mediocre since. I don’t think he’s good enough to play attacking mid for Arsenal. This club deserves a world class player there. Rosicky just isn’t one.

  6. Neil says:

    I quite like the new kit!

  7. Congo says:

    m’villa, song

    Problem solved. 3-2-3-2

    Would never work in the english game, but damn it’d be attractive.

  8. Giancarlo says:

    Still not shoring up the defence eh Mr. Wenger?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Not shoring up the defense? Are you not sure what the role of a “defensive” midfielder is?

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