Arsenal Close In On Record Breaking £22m Enforcer Bid: Wenger Looks to Add More Steel to Midfield

Emirates Stadium target wants move.

Yann M’Vila has issued a come and get me plea to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
The 21-year-old Rennes midfielder has long been a target for the Gunners and was reportedly close to a switch last summer.
The £22million-rated France international has paved the way to a big-money deal by admitting he would find it hard to down a move to a club managed by a Frenchman.

He told Canal+: ‘Inter, Arsenal, Real … I will take the fun everywhere!
‘These are great clubs.
‘If the coach calls you and tells you he wants you to make you play, especially a French coach, it changes everything.
‘The important thing for me is getting playing time for the France team.’

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Arsenal have been tracking Yann M’Vila for what seems like an age and it seems that the 21 year old is readying himself for a move away from the Rennes side he has arguably outgrown. The powerfully built midfielder has been in great form over the past three seasons and is now a regular in the French national team set-up and Arsene Wenger may well look to complete a deal to sign the enforcer before the Euro 2012 finals, when his valuation may shoot up.

Though Arsenal have seen Alex Song improve markedly over the past 18 months the Cameroon international has arguably become a move complete player and has improved the attacking element of his game, weighing in with some top notch assists, and with Emmanuel Frimpong still too raw for regular first team action a move for M’Vila makes a great deal of sense.

The £22m fee mentioned by this source will smash the North London club’s transfer spent record, set back in 2009 when Arsenal forked out £15m to bring Andrei Arshavin to the Emirates Stadium, a move that hasn’t really paid off for the Gunners, with the Russian currently on loan back at his former club Zenit.

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