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Arsenal transfer news – Pogba, Gourcuff and Cabaye

Gourcuff still in favour of Arsenal move, whilst Pogba also on radar by Ash

Away from the news that Arsenal have had a £10 million bid rejected for Newcastle and France international midfielder Yohan Cabaye, it seems that according to several sources from both England, Italy and France, the club is lining up another two midfielders. It seems like Arsene Wenger is returning to his trustworthy Frenchmen as the three players he is being linked with all originate from France, with Cabaye at Newcastle, Gourcuff at Lyon and Pogba at Juventus.

French midfield star could soon follow Gustavo to Arsenal

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.

Gourcuff to Arsenal getting closer!

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.

Arsenal have been linked with the French international midfielder before, and reportedly failed in a bid to sign him from his current club, Lyon, last year. He does have three years left to run on his contract with the Ligue 1 side, but they are now prepared to sell him, according to Metro.

Is Gourcuff the answer for Arsenal?

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?

I think we all know the answer to that one, so it is much more likely that he will be looking at cheaper options that have the potential to be excellent value in the long run. One striker that has alwways been linked with the Gunners is the Frenchman Yoann Gourcuff, who seems to have lost his way since returning from a long period on the treatment table last season.

Arsenal rumours June 26th – Dzagoev, Gourcuff, Mangane, Yarmolenko and Dragovic

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.

Arsenal’s attacking midfielder next season – Wilshere, Chamberlain or Ramsey?

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.

I’m going to list attributes that I feel the player is better in than the other two candidates he is being compared to:

Gourcuff in latest link to Arsenal – Should we buy him?

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.

Wenger has been a known long-term admirer of Gourcuff and would definitely look into bringing him to the Emirates. However, would that be in the best interest of Arsenal in the long term?

Arsenal rumours Dec 29th – Cuenca, Andrade, Rosicky, Rasmus Elm and more!

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.

The first one has Arsenal and just about every other top Premier League club interested in signing the 16 year-old Santos starlet Victor Andrade. The Brazilian giants though have just got the youngster to sign a new contract with a €50 million buy-out clause built in. As Santos are lining him up to replace Neymar when he finally moves to Europe there is little chance of anyone getting him cheap after that news…..

Robert Pires tips Yoann Gourcuff to join Arsenal

Arsenal’s former star Robert Pires has offered the Lyon’s midfielder Yoann Gourcuff a way out of the situation he’s currently in at the French giants, saying that Arsenal is the best escape route for him.

According to Pires, the best way for Gourcuff to come back into the form which made him highly-coveted a few years ago is by getting a transfer to Arsenal and being guided by Arsene Wenger.

“I know Arsenal well and it would be ideal for Gourcuff. Arsene Wenger rarely fails to help a player, particularly if they are French.”, Pires told French TV

Gourcuff linked with loan move to Arsenal in January

Arsene Wenger has been an admirer of the French international midfielder Yoann Gourcuff for many years, since he was a youth player at Rennes in fact, but currently the 25 year-old is languishing on the bench at Lyon and the French press are reporting that Arsenal have arranged a deal with the French giants to take Gourcuff to the Emirates to try and revitalise his career.

Gourcuff’s ill-fated move to AC Milan as a 20 year-old was a disaster but he returned to his former best when he returned to Ligue 1 with Bordeaux which then led to a €22m move to Lyon.

Lyon boss – I rejected Arsenal offer for Gourcuff

The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted that he was interested in buying the Lyon playmaker Yohann Gourcuff in the summer, reportedly as a straight replacement for Cesc Fabregas, but he said that he withdrew his interest when he was informed about the French international’s injury.

But today, the Lyon boss Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed that Wenger DID make an offer, but he turned it down because he believed that Gourcuff was committed to making a success of his time at Lyon.

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Wenger admits interest in Yohann Gourcuff

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger admitted he was interested in the star midfielder Yoann Gourcuff in the summer, but the transfer to the Emirates didn’t go through due to Gourcuff’s knee injury.

“I was interested. Then I learned of his medical condition.” said Wenger.

Wenger is expected to go for the player again in January if the Frenchman recuperates from the surgery he underwent on his knee. Gourcuff has yet to play any game in this season for Lyon, but he is expected to be back in January, so the move to Arsenal could still happen if he can prove that he has recovered full fitness.