The long-running battle to bring Hatem Ben Arfa to the Emirates (admittedly sometimes a fictional battle invented by the tabloids) appears to be well and truly back on.
Olympique Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has spoken of an approach from Arsenal for young winger Hatem Ben Arfa. (various)
Aulas said today: “I have not been contacted by OM officials yet but there is also interest from two English clubs, notably Arsenal.”
So it seems Lyon are all set to sell up one of their top talents. While Gunners fans may be more keen on Karim Benzema, Ben Arfa may prove to be a fantastic signing. Is Ben Arfa a signing that Arsene Wenger simply must break the bank for? Or do Arsenal fans feel there are better players to break their transfer record to purchase?