Wenger dismisses M’Vila speculation

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has poured cold water on reports

France midfielder Yann M’Vila is on the verge of a big-money move

to the Emirates.

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has already secured the £10million signing of Lukas

Podolski from Cologne and speculation emerged earlier this week

that he was on the brink of completing what would be a club-record

£17.7million signing of Rennes star M’Vila,

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has long been linked with a move to the Gunners.

But speaking in the lead-up to Sunday’s Barclays Premier League

showdown with West Brom, Wenger said: “It is not true. There is not

any interest at the moment.

“We have not been in touch with anybody, we have not made any

offer to anybody and we are nowhere near to buying anybody at the

moment.

“We are focused on our final game of the season.”