Arsene Wenger is reportedly considering pulling the plug on an Arsenal bid for Yann M’Vila, The problem is said to be the attitude and disciplinary issues that the French midfielder could bring to the Emirates. Fulham, meanwhile, want Aaron Ramsey as a replacement for Danny Murphy, so Arsenal and Wenger have got some serious thinking to do.
The 21-year old French international was thought to be involved in a row with his coach Laurent Blanc after France lost to Ukraine against Sweden. He has also been criticized by Rennes’ former coach Guy Lacombe, who described the midfielder as a “loose cannon.”
M’Vila has also been involved in a number of problems away from football and has been in trouble with the French police. His discipline on the pitch does seem to be good and he has not received a red card since his third professional game. This is no mean feat for a defensive midfielder with 130 appearances under his belt.
I think it is the questioning of his manager at Euro 2012 that has concerned Wenger, as team spirit and togetherness are vital in the dressing room. Maybe Wenger needs to have a word with the player and outline what will be required of him as an Arsenal player.
The decision whether or not to sign M’Vila could have a crucial bearing on the future whereabouts of 21-year old Ramsey. He has struggled to reignite his promising Arsenal career after his horrific injury, but he did play 44 games in all competitions for the Gunners last season.
Wenger thinks a lot of the versatile midfielder but if he decides to buy M’Vila, he may be willing to listen to offers from Fulham. It is make your mind up time. Do you think we should have faith with Ramsey, or take a risk on M’Vila?