Emirates manager keen on highly rated Ligue 1 duo.
Lyon attackers Lisandro Lopez and Miralem Pjani? have a fan in Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger who reportedly may consider making a move for the pair this summer. Having seen his side miss out on silverware for the fifth straight season the Gunners manager is keen to bring in new faces to his north London squad and to that end has already snapped up Marouane Chamakh and is set to add more signings in the forthcoming transfer window.
27 year old Lopez has had a fine first season at the Stade Gerland scoring 24 goals, including most impressively seven in the Champions League run that took the French side all the way to the Semi-Finals. Miralem Pjani? has matured into a phenomenal prospect this term. The 20 year old Bosnian has had an astounding season and is the type of adaptable player that Wenger covets.
Neither are household names and are the kind of players one can imagine the Emirates boss making a move for given Arsene’s penchant for bringing in talents he can then mould into the type of ‘total football’ players he likes to fill his squad with.
Money does not appear to be an issue as the Arsenal manager has been promised significant funds to improve his side this summer and given that the £26m pair would surely jump at the chance of a move to the Premier League perhaps this deal could well come to fruition.