We can now say that Rennes’ midfielder Yann M’Vila is a Gunner after the defensive midfielder publically spoke about his interest to join Arsene Wenger’s squad.
We know that players usually don’t do such things until the deal is almost complete, but M’Vila spoke about Arsenal’s negotiations with his club Rennes, and declared that if the two clubs will agree upon a transfer fee, the deal will go through because he’s eager to play in the Premiership, and even more eager to play at Arsenal.
“I have heard Arsenal are interested in me. I like Arsenal and I like the Premier League.
“I don’t know what is happening with the clubs, but yes, I would be interested in the Premier League and Arsenal.”
M’Vila would become the second signing in a summer which started promising with Podolski’s move, and continues to be just as good. It seems that now only Robin Van Persie’s departure can spoil things at Arsenal, and that Arsene Wenger meant what he said about challenging the Premier League title next season.
The Arsenal fans have been hoping for M’Vila to join for quite a while, and the statement comes as a relief for most after rumours have emerged speaking about a possible interest in him from Barcelona and Bayern Munich, which would have complicated things even further.