Arsenal Lodge £12m Bid For Sturdy French International

Chris Wright

22nd, August 2011


By Rumour Monger

According to the Guardian, Arsenal have opened talks with Rennes over a move for their £12 million-rated holding midfielder Yann M’Vila – a player who has been attracting a fair amount of interest after establishing himself in the France national side over the course of the past year or so.

Things don’t look particularly promising for Arsene Wenger when you factor in that M’Vila has only recently signed a long-term contract extension (unti; 2015) at Rennes and the club’s general manager Pierre Dreossi has already denied any knowledge Arsenal’s interest via L’Equipe – but, as we’ve seen with a certain homebound Catalan recently, these things tend to matter little once the money’s right.

Could be a considerable (and long-overdue) coup if old Wengy-poo manages to pull this one off, no?

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  1. Tinez says:

    He could definitely stand to buy some non-french players

  2. Grant says:

    Okay, that’s fine, but 3 or 4 more please. Get the fucking checkbook out, Arsene!

  3. Jay says:


  4. wolfinho says:

    *Checkbook. speak english please.

    also, from what i’ve seen of him, m’vila plays the alex song role more than a fabregas role, which would be pointless since song is better (and wasn’t over-priced) and wilshere can play there too if needed. lucho gonzalez is a better buy.

    and, the reason he buys french players is because they mostly play in the french league, a feeder league (no offense, it’s also a great league). he buys them young with a small-ish transfer fee and wages that fit in the arsenal structure.

  5. Jonny says:

    More french players? Does he understand that the supporters want to give him the boot? Seriously how has he even kept his job for so long by mainly only buying french players in England? We hate the French, there I said it.

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