Arsenal long term target Yann M’Vila, just completed his season long loan move to Sunderland. The France International has been on Sunderland’s radar for quite some time now before the loan was finally completed. Sunderland have the option to buy Yann M’Villa permanently after his loan deal finishes and will be looking to assess the performance of the 25 year old at Sunderland.
Yannes M’Villa is Sunderland’s sixth signing of the season after the addition of players like Younes Kaboul , Jeremain Lens , Adam Matthews , Sebastian Coates and Ricardo Alvarez. The 25 year old expressed his delight in joining the club and told Sunderland website that “I’ve wanted to play in the Premier League for a long time so I’m very happy to be here,”.
At some point, it seemed like Arsenal were close to snapping up the 25 year old but however a deal did not materialise. Arsenal were heavily linked to Yann M’Villa who was touted as the next Patrick Viera but it seems Arsenal never stepped up their interest in the 25 year old. For a player who was said to possess the qualities of Makelele, Viera and Yaya Toure, many would call Arsene Wenger mad for passing up the signing of the France International.
But however the Arsenal manager was right this time on not signing the 25 year old. Despite his talents Yann M’villa kept making headlines for his off the pitch activities. The French International has been charged with assault and battery on a couple of different occasions. Also during a match while on loan at Inter, M’Villa furiously left the pitch after being substituted which saw Mancini terminate his loan contract.
Over the last two years, the French International has struggled to perform adequately well due to his lack of hunger and motivation. Adding a player like M’Villa to the Arsenal would have been more of a curse than a blessing, which is why Arsene Wenger opted out to sign him. The Frenchman’s behaviour can be likened to that of Mario Balotelli whose character and behaviour overshadows his talent. Hopefully his loan spell with Sunderland will put his promising career back on track