Arsenal Boss Arsene Wenger Denies Interest In French International Yann M’Vila

Tactician dismisses interest in Rennes enforcer.

Arsenal boss Arsenal Wenger has denied he is interested in signing French international Yann M’Vila but has admitted that injuries could force him into the transfer market this summer.

The Gunners have long been linked with a move for Rennes enforcer M’Vila who has made the holding position in front of the French back four his own in recent seasons.

The 22-year-old had looked set to join Arsenal after Euro 2012 but a bust-up with his international team-mates reportedly led Wenger to pull the plug on the deal.

The French tactician has denied any interest in M’Vila but has admitted that the club is waiting on the fitness of Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby, and any setbacks for the pair may force him into the transfer market.

“No [I am not interested in M’Vila]. We wait on Diaby and Wilshere,” Wenger told the club’s official website. “When you look we have Alex Song, Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin, Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Diaby.

“In defensive midfielders and box-to-box players we are not short if they are all coming back.

“If we have setbacks in pre-season it could be different.”

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