Posted: Monday July 23, 2012 4:04PM ; Updated: Monday July 23, 2012 4:04PM

Wenger says he is not interested in M'Vila

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LONDON (AP) -- Arsene Wenger says Arsenal doesn't need to buy another central midfielder, rejecting speculation that he's interested in signing France international Yann M'Vila from Rennes.

The Arsenal manager said Monday that Abou Diaby is fit and ready to return, but did not say when Jack Wilshere may be able to play after missing all of last season. However, he ruled out a bid for M'Vila, who had been heavily linked with Arsenal during the European Championship.

Wenger says "when you look, we have (Alex) Song, (Aaron) Ramsey, (Francis) Coquelin, Wilshere, (Mikel) Arteta and Diaby. In defensive midfielders and box-to-box players we are not short if they are all coming back.''

Wenger was speaking after arriving in Kuala Lumpur for the start of a three-match offseason tour in Asia.
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