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Arsenal Transfer News: Officials Fly In To Discuss Ligue 1 Midfielder

Reports in France have claimed that Lyon officials have been in London this week to discuss the potential transfer of French playmaker Yoann Gorcuff to Arsenal

Yoann Gourcuff

Reports in France have claimed that Lyon officials have been in London this week to discuss the potential transfer of Yoann Gorcuff to Arsenal.

French radio station RMC have suggested that Lyon officials, including President Jean-Michel Aulas, flew in to the capital during the week and met up with Arsenal representatives to try and thrash out a deal.

It’s thought the Gunners would be keen on a 6 month loan with a view to a permanent deal if things work out, but Lyon are keen to cash in on the playmaker and would prefer a permanent transfer in January. RMC also claim that the 25-year-old is unsettled at Lyon and doesn’t get on well with many of his team mates, so is keen for a move.

The French giants have already lined up Gourcuff’s replacement in Dijon midfielder Benjamin Corgnet, and need the money from Gourcuff’s sale to fund the move.

There has been talk of Gourcuff going to Arsenal for over 18 months and Arsene Wenger has gone on record as being a big fan, so this piece of transfer news could have solid foundation. The only problem is that Wenger has suggested he doesn’t need to strengthen his midfield and is looking for a full back and striker in January.

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  1. ballaballa

    December 23, 2011 at 10:49 am

    he seriously looks like Artetas younger french brother

  2. Robin Chamakh Van Morocco

    December 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Chamakh will become the happiest man on Earth if Gourcuff comes. 🙂

  3. ogban

    December 23, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    This one doesn’t add up at all. I don’t believe it.

  4. bc

    December 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    could only mean one thing, rosicky is leaving

  5. King kuro okorowanta

    December 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Lets see how it goes, i dont think this info is true. Our midfield is troubled

  6. Vin

    December 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I would love this move as Ramsey just isnt good enough. I think Arteta is cover for Wilshire so when he comes back, Arsenal’s midfield will be Song, Wilshire and Gourcouff (if deal goes through).

    Gourcouff has been compared to Zinedine Zidane: NOW THATS SAYING SOMETHING!!!

    • fowler

      December 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Bit harsh on ramsey!!

      Have you realised he’ll only be 21 on new years day and that’s with a years worth of playing time out of the game due to that scumbag shawcross. Also he has the most miles covered in the premier league.

      Yes there is obviously room for improvement as he knows and we all know but we have to give him a chance.

  7. gocool

    December 24, 2011 at 2:10 am

    arsenal have to try for napoli striker CAVANI n ac milan striker PATO

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