Posted on Monday, 12th November 2012 by Tony Merakli
The 22-year-old has been banned by the FFF from playing any international football until 2014 after an authorised night out while on Under-21 duty.
While this may not bold well for him on a professional level, the recent news of M’Vila’s demise will undoubtedly alert the big European clubs, who were reportedly chasing the Rennes midfielder in the summer.
And Laurens believes the France international could be nabbed at a bargain price in a few months time.
The French journalist said:
‘His value in the transfer market will decrease massively now because of all the problems on the pitch in the last three years.’
‘He could become a good bargain in a few months time, clearly for certain clubs.’
Arsenal offloaded Alex Song to Barcelona in the summer, a gamble which, I think its fair to say, hasn’t paid off for Wenger. Wenger had been hoping Abou Diaby would’ve filled the void, but the French midfielder has, yet again, suffered injuries.
Mikel Arteta has been deployed by Wenger to sit in the defensive midfield role for the past season, but, although he has done pretty well in this position, the Spaniard is not a natural.
Before his latest fiasco, I believe M’Vila was valued by Rennes at around £16-17 million. Now if, like Laurens claims, M’Vila’s valuation will decrease massively, then Arsenal must pursue the Frenchman at all costs. He would certainly fill the void left by Song. He has a great understanding of the game, is a powerful figure in midfield and has great passing ability.
We should definitely make an enquiry for M’Vila’s services when the January transfer window opens.
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