Arsenal are faced with some extra pressure in their preparation to face Udinese tomorrow night, with Yann M’Vila and Eden Hazard both waiting on the result to make a decision over a move to the London club, according to the Independent.
With Cesc Fabregas now settled in Barcelona, and Samir Nasri on the way out, Arsene Wenger is looking for replacements for the London club’s midfield, and Hazard and M’Vila are reportedly at the top of the manager’s transfer wishlist.
M’Vila, 21, fits in with Arsenal’s transfer policy to chase younger players who can become the future of the club, and Wenger has reportedly been chasing the French wonderkid for a while. Hazard is also a player full of potential, and at just 20-years-old, the Lille star has attracted attention from numerous European clubs.
But due to Arsenal’s fourth place finish on the Barclays Premier League table last season, the Gunners now have to go through a qualifying process to get into the group stages of the Champions League tournament.
This is said to have left both Hazard and M’Vila unsure of whether they want to leave their respective clubs for Arsenal, and the duo are waiting on the result to see how the Gunners square up against European competitors.
M’Vila is said to be worth around £12 million, while Hazard could fetch around £20 million plus.