It was understood the midfielder, who can play down the centre or on the wing, had been due in England for a medical at the weekend and to put the finishing touches to a £12million, four-year deal. But Gunners boss Wenger has indicated the formal completion of the transfer may now not happen until after the 21-year-old has taken part in Euro 2008 with France.
"At 21 years old his whole future is ahead of him and he has (quite) a margin for progressing further," Wenger told French newspaper La Provence. "He has, in any case, the qualities needed to assert himself at the highest level."
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