Arsenal boost as French club denies they have agreed to sell midfielder

Arsenal has been handed a boost in their bid to sign Bruno Guimaraes after Lyon released a statement denying that they have agreed to sell him to Newcastle United.

The midfielder is one of the exciting players the Gunners are targeting and he has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 side.

Newcastle United has also been in the running for him and a report from Chronicle Journalist Lee Ryder had claimed he would have a medical with the Magpies on Friday.

That report suggested that Arsenal has missed out on his signature to the relegation-threatened Magpies.

However, Lyon has now released a statement categorically denying that they and the English club have reached an agreement.

It reads on their website: “Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies the false information disseminated by many media reporting an agreement between Newcastle and OL for the transfer of Brazilian international midfielder Bruno Guimaraes.

“In this transfer window period where the slightest rumor is often presented as reality, Olympique Lyonnais reminds that only information officially released by the club is to be taken into consideration.”

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This gives hope that we can still add the 24-year-old to our squad this month.

However, we need to act fast because Lyon’s statement didn’t deny that both clubs are in talks.

If we are serious about adding him to Mikel Arteta’s squad, then we need to act now and secure his signature.

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  1. We should loan Guaimaraes for 4 months .
    Offer 1m loan fee and to pay his 40k p/w weekly wage. if he really wants Arsenal he will come. If he just wants a big salary he will go some where else.

  2. He seems to want to come to United, and of course he would be an upgrade on our current options.
    I guess we will know more if his medical actually takes place tomorrow.

  3. If you look at previous transfers from OL – it’s a standard message they post as required by rules which govern them as a publicly quoted company.
    Guimaraes has a medical with United tomorrow, so we will get a clue as to what is happening if that goes ahead.

    1. Did not see that coming… he has 6months left with us though does he not or is there a fee? Or is this a move to get Luiz

    2. I was surprised too SueP!he signed a 3.5 years contract.i think Gerrard is going to use him as a DM,I wouldn’t be surprised if he does perform well for them in that position.

      1. It’s a bit of a shame, feel we didn’t get to see the best of him mainly due to injuries and not overlooked for selection at times.

  4. Get him or Neves. Sell Xhaka to Roma & go buy Bissouma. Can all still happen! Jose wants Granit!

    This all should of been done a week or so ago and then to concentrate on a striker departing and incoming.

    Bad month for Arsenal. Doesn’t look like going to be any better come Feb 1st.

  5. Letting Chambers go is quite puzzling given we’ve just loaned out mari, leaving ourselves very short and it gets stranger having just read our women’s team have loaned a player directly to spurs women.

    1. Me either, the same thing happened with Vlahovìc, despite the deal to Juventus being already announced.

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