Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger denies interest in Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila

Arsene Wenger insists he is not looking to sign Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, but admits any injury setbacks during the summer may lead him to reconsider his options.

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The Rennes player is a key part of Laurent Blanc's new look France side. M'Vila has been described as the archetypal defensive midfielder with very few flaws in his game. He is a strong, disciplined and reliable player who can dominate his opponents and control the midfield with excellent distribution. M'Vila was expected to leave French club Rennes last summer but decided a move the season before the European Championships could jeopardise his chances of selection. Although M'Vila signed a contract extension last year, it is highly unlikely that he will remain in France after the tournament with his value said to be €22m.

Yann M'Vila interested in Arsenal switch

Defensive midfielder Yann M’Vila is seemingly keen on a move to Arsenal, and is urging the north London club to get ready to make an offer as soon as Euro 2012 comes to an end in July.

‘I hope Mario can understand he’s in a bad way,’ said Roberto Mancini

Mancini warns Mario: change or say goodbye

City manager tells maverick striker that his talent will be wasted unless he alters behaviour

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Kroenke Sports Enterprises, who first bought a 9.9% share in the club in 2007, will now seek to complete a takeover of the club after today increasing their stake to 62.89%. KSE have reached undertakings with major shareholders Danny Fiszman and Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith and must now bid to buy up the remaining shares. Terms have been agreed with Arsenal shares priced at £11,750 and the club's value set at £731million.

Gunners' half-year profits put cash reserve at £115m

Arsenal yesterday announced pre-tax profits of £49.5m after publishing their financial results for the six months ending 30 November 2011. The Gunners posted an increase in turnover to £113.5m compared with £97.6m for the corresponding period in 2010 and reiterated that they have no short-term debt with a cash reserve of £115.2m.

Moyes looks to work his alchemy against City

It says much about tonight's combatants at Goodison Park that, as the transfer window deadline approaches, David Moyes will be sweating on a bid of no more than £5m for Rangers' Croatia striker Nikica Jelavic, while Roberto Mancini's angst will centre on whether a player who earns that in seven weeks can be shipped out.

Nenad Milijas saw red for a perfectly good challenge

Wolves midfielder Nenad Milijas frustrated by ban

Wolves midfielder Nenad Milijas has revealed his frustration at the three-match ban which has ruined his New Year.

Aaron Ramsey: The Wales captain said he does not regret wearing a Team GB shirt

Aaron Ramsey sees bright future for Arsenal midfield

Aaron Ramsey feels Arsenal's young midfield can only grow stronger.

Van Persie scored one and made another

Wenger focus is on the team despite Van Persie target

Wigan 0 Arsenal 4

Theo Walcott hopes new signings lift Arsenal

Theo Walcott insists he is not worried about the future at Arsenal.

Brian Viner: Wenger may regret the day he ditched his ruthless appliance of football science

He works out with extraordinary precision what will make his machine more efficient

James Lawton: Everton are in crisis again. So who better at the helm than magical Moyes?

If David Moyes had a lower threshold of self-pity there was a good chance he would have tied one on quite seriously last Wednesday night.

Mikel Arteta is confident of quick Arsenal start

Mikel Arteta is confident he can fit right in at Arsenal as they look to finally deliver some long overdue success in 2012.

Royston Drenthe confident of making Everton impact

Royston Drenthe is confident he can make an impact in the Barclays Premier League with Everton.

Mikel Arteta not guilty over Arsenal switch

New Arsenal signing Mikel Arteta admits he had to seize the chance to quit Everton for a new challenge and he did not feel he let down his former employers with the manner of his exit.

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