Could Arsenal Still Go For Marseille’s Valbuena?

Marseille attacking midfielder Mathieu Valbuena rejected the possibility of leaving the club amid rumours which were linking him with a January move.

Arsenal have been linked with the Frenchman in the summer and everybody thinks the Emirates side would come back with an offer in January, but it seems that Valbuena isn’t interested.

“Will I remain at Marseille? I had a very positive talk with Labrune,” Valbuena told L’Equipe.

“I am under contract until 2015. I am here and the adventure continues. We will see what happens in the future.”

“Not playing for my club was difficult to swallow,” he said.

“I was upset and angry, but that didn’t last long.

“I was upset and it dented my pride, but talking to Labrune has helped me a lot. He made me understand that Marseille have a lot of faith in me.

“The French team? To get back into the side I know what I have to do. I have to play well for my club.”

Arsenal would need a player like Valbuena for the second half of the season because any injury which may occur would leave the Gunners very short of a player.

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