Gourcuff still in favour of Arsenal move, whilst Pogba also on radar by Ash
There is a clear indication that Yoann Gourcuff would love to be an Arsenal player, and it is believed that Arsene Wenger has long been an admirer of the Lyon midfielder. So I would not be surprised to hear that the 27-year old France international is going to be the second signing in quick succession, assuming that the reported transfer of Luiz Gustavo from Bayern Munich goes through as expected of course.
Arsene Wenger has never been a massive fan of the January transfer window, but the increasingly desperate situation at Arsenal, combined with over £35 million burning a hole in his pocket means that he will probably splash out in the new year, and one of those looks like it will be Yoann Gourcuff.
There have been many reports that Arsene Wenger has set his sights on buying a new striker in the January transfer window as cover/replacement for Olivier Giroud, but most of the Arsenal rumours have been centred on big-money players like Radamel Falcao and Fernando Llorente, but is Wenger really going to splash the cash on top players like that?
As the real opening day of the transfer window approaches, I have decided to write a quick post in regards to the latest Arsenal transfer rumours circulating in the media.
There are quite a few players freshly connected with Arsenal, some less likely to be legitimate than others, but bear with me while I list them off.
Which attacking midfielder should Arsenal roll with next season? by KJ
My last article analysed the possibility of Gourcuff in our midfield and I ultimately came to the conclusion that he wouldn’t be good enough. However, my main reasoning was behind the fact that we have 3 young but accomplished players in Wilshere, Ramsey and Chamberlain.
Gourcuff will be leaving Lyon this summer. by KJ
Recent reports suggest that Lyon have transfer listed the out of favour Yoann Gourcuff. Twitter has exploded with the news and there are suggestions that Arsenal could be in for the French midfielder.
There are loads of snippets of Arsenal transfer news about this morning, but most of them seem to be total speculation without any quotes whatsoever, but it is my duty to pass them on to interested Arsenal fans.