Rennes midfielder and long-time Arsenal target Yann M'Vila has revealed he could leave the Ligue 1 outfit in this transfer window. The 22-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Arsene Wenger's side in the summer and recent reports suggest the Gunners' London rivals, Tottenham and QPR, are also monitoring the Frenchman's situation.
M'Vila insists Rennes have yet to receive an official transfer approach but also admits he would leave the club in January, should a good offer be placed on the table.
"I am at Rennes at the moment so let's see what happens. If the club receives a good offer and I like the destination then I will go, there is no doubt about that. Until that happens, nothing can be said," the player told ESPN.
M'Vila is sidelined with a knee injury suffered while playing against league leaders Paris St Germain (PSG) in November. The France international is also serving a two-year ban from the national team for breaking a curfew to visit a Paris nightclub while on U21 duty in October.
The midfielder has a history of disciplinary issues and previously served a one-match suspension for refusing to shake the hand of striker Olivier Giroud, after being replaced by the Arsenal man during France's Euro 2012 match against Spain.
Gibbs: Next Three Matches Crucial
Meanwhile, Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs feels the next three fixtures are vital to the Gunners' ambitions this season.
The north London side travel to Wales to face Swansea City in a FA Cup tie this weekend. They will then host Manchester City at the Emirates and take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, all within the next fortnight.
"We're halfway through the season now and it's important that we stake our claim in the next three games and show where we want to be. The winning run gave us a good lift at this stage of the season because the games come thick and fast at this time of year," Gibbs told the Daily Star.
"Four on the spin left us feeling good and we were so hungry to get three points, so it was disappointing to only get the draw at Southampton, but we have to move on to the next game," the Englishman concluded.