Arsenal Transfer Speculation: What Adding M'Vila Could Mean for Gunners' Future

Mary O'ConnorCorrespondent IAugust 24, 2012

DONETSK, UKRAINE - JUNE 15: Yann M'Vila of France acknowledges the fans after the UEFA EURO 2012 group D match between Ukraine and France at Donbass Arena on June 15, 2012 in Donetsk, Ukraine.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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Arsene Wenger is in a race against the clock to strengthen his midfield and defense before the transfer window closes.

Wenger has already signed Lukas Podolski from FC Koln, Olivier Giroud from Mountipellier and Santi Cazorla from Malaga.

Podolski and Giroud are established strikers while Cazorla will help create chances up front from midfield. Cazorla had a good start to the season against Sunderland.

Although Wenger is known to be frugal with money when it comes to purchasing players, International Business Times has reported Wenger to have said, ''My approach is that we have a very strong squad but if one or two opportunities arise we will take it."

Does this mean that Wenger is still looking to poach another player? And could it be young M'Vila of Rennes in France?

If Wenger is successful in his bid to snatch up the young player, it could really strengthen the Gunners.

M'Vila is an established midfielder who is more defensive than offensive, a perfect fit for the Gunners at the moment.

His playing style is highly impressive, as the French man possesses both great vision while on the ball and is a player who should be reckoned with defensively.

M’Vila is physically strong, and is an energetic tackler, a player that Arsenal could really use for the upcoming season.

In addition to being a great defenseman, M’Vila can also act as a deep lying playmaker, and his imaginative and tactile mind allows him to make plays that are hard for the opposition to perceive.

His passing ability is another attribute that makes him an extremely attractive player. He is able to control the ball, and when he decides to send it, he does so with accuracy.

He could easily be compared to Patrick Vieira, a player who flourished while playing for Arsenal.

The only downfall to M’Vila is his behavior and attitude. He is quite unpredictable at times and has been questioned for both his lack of dedication and the fact that he's been given yellow cards on too many occasions.

There is speculation that Wenger will fight for the Frenchman, but I think Wenger should give M’Vila a chance to prove himself, both on the pitch and off.