Arsenal fullback Bacary Sagna has welcomed their pursuit of Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila. Sagna is convinced he could do a job for Arsenal.

"We want more players to come to the team," he said. "Lukas Podolski has arrived already and he is a German international and a quality player.

"M'Vila can make a great impact. I'm not sure about his English but it took me time to learn. But I think he would suit us as well. Arsenal is a French-speaking team and it will help him settle.

"I think we can be contenders this coming season. We showed a lot of people what we could do last season."