The France international looks likely to leave the Ligue 1 club for a bigger team when the transfer window reopens, with the Gunners thought to be long-term admirers of the battler.
M’Vila has confessed that a switch to north London would be one of interest.
“Inter, Arsenal, Real … I will take the fun everywhere!” M’Vila told Canal +, translated to English by Sky Sports.
“These are great clubs.
“If the coach calls you and tells you he wants you to make you play, especially a French coach, it changes everything.
“The important thing for me is getting playing time for the France team,” he revealed.
M’Vila’s signature would come at a price however, as The Telegraph indicate that Arsene Wenger would almost certainly have to break the club’s transfer record to bring the player to the Emirates.
Arsenal’s current record is the £15 million paid for Andrei Arshavin, but Rennes are believed to want close to £20 million for M’Vila.
By Gareth McKnight