Despite his bad boy reputation off the field, the Rennes 21-year old defensive midfield star is seen by Arsene Wenger as the ideal player to give Arsenal the combative qualities that the club so desperately needs. M’Vila, who has played 18 times for France at the top level, is due to begin talks with representatives from Arsenal this week.
Reports in The Mirror claim that Inter Milan are also due to meet the dynamic midfielder but he is thought to prefer a move to the Premier league. Hopefully, Arsenal will beat West Brom on Sunday and ensure third place in the Premiership. They will then be able to guarantee M’Vila Champion’s league football rather than sweating on the result of the final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
The likely price tag of around £17 million means that financially astute Arsene Wenger must think a lot of the player. He might also be confident of unloading some of the less useful of the current squad during the summer. With Jan Vertonghen seemingly headed to White Hart Lane, the Gunners need some steel bringing into the side.
Surely an Arsenal win over West Brom will be enough to clinch the deal?