Arsenal Transfer News: Yann M'Vila Decision Must Be Made for Football Reasons

Nicholas GossCorrespondent IJune 29, 2012

DONETSK, UKRAINE - JUNE 23: Yann M'Vila of France looks on during the UEFA EURO 2012 quarter final match between Spain and France at Donbass Arena on June 23, 2012 in Donetsk, Ukraine.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
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Arsenal's pursuit of French midfielder Yann M'Vila should be based on his football skills and not his behavior off the pitch.

According to the Metro, there are concerns about M'Vila's recent behavior.

Wenger is said to be unhappy with the 21-year-old's involvement in a spat with France coach Laurent Blanc during Euro 2012, which also involved Hatem Ben Arfa, Jeremy Menez and former Gunner Samir Nasri.

It's just the latest in a long line of incidents which have clouded M'Vila's character, with plenty unimpressed that he's been arrested three times in the past two years for various offences including attacking a restaurant owner after a bout of road rage, using prostitutes and punching a teenage boy who had shown an interest in his sister.

Young players are going to make mistakes, and manager Arsene Wenger is someone who can mentor M'Vila. 

Expectations of having to perform at a high level in the Premier League would help make M'Vila focus and realize that he must act like a professional wherever he is.

Arsenal have already made some impressive transactions in the transfer window to improve the squad for next season.

French striker Olivier Giroud, who was M'Vila's teammate with France at Euro 2012, was the latest signing for the London club. The Gunners also signed German forward Lukas Podolski earlier this year.

Bringing M'Vila to the Emirates would be another fantastic signing for Arsenal after last summer's transfer window was a disaster from start to finish.