Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal are still “in the market” to try and add “quality players” to the squad, but he made it quite clear (unless he was being economical with the truth) that he is NOT looking for any defensive midfielders, which would seem to rule out any bid for Yann M’Vila.
“I’m pleased with what I have but yes, I anticipate doing something still, we’re still in the market,” Wenger told Sky Sports. “Defensive midfielders we have. I don’t know yet, it depends on the quality of players that are available, it’s not necessity. If we find someone who can strengthen our squad with the quality that we want we’ll do it in any position.”
Half the Twitterati are alive with rumours that Arsenal are just about to sign the Rennes DM Yann M’Vila, while the other half are saying that our rivals Tottenham are the only bidders and have simply been holding off until the deal for Luka Modric had been completed.
This smacks of the same situation as Suri Nahin and many reports are saying that Wenger has been trying to get the price reduced for M’Vila, while Tottenham are now willing to outbid the Gunners as they now have the cash for Modric. But, if Wenger is to be believed, then he is definitely not interested…..