Emirates Stadium given hope in pursuit of attack minded midfielder.
Arsenal have been given renewed hope to land long term target Yoann Gourcuff with his proposed move to Atletico Madrid falling through.
The Express claim that any potential move to the La Liga side is now off and that Arsene Wenger is ready to once again push to snap up the Lyon playmaker.
Arsene Wenger faces something of a race against time to land the 26 year old but given that Lyon were willing to consider offers for the French international would appear to give the North London side a decent chance of landing the former Bordeaux midfielder.
Lyon’s financial dire straits must be fairly monumental given that the club made a decent sum from the sales of Hugo Lloris, Aly Cissokho and Kim Källström to Tottenham, Valencia and Spartak Moscow respectively but still need to sell in order to stave off further debts.
Though French midfielder Gourcuff is perhaps not the same player he once was, his career blighted by injury and poor patches of form, at 26 years of age the former Bordeaux man still has a lot to offer and the temptation to pick up a long term target for a reduced price may be too much for Wenger to resist.
Arsenal do possess a number of players of a similar style to the attacking midfielder, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky to name two and arguably Jack Wilshere performs in the same type of role, however given the injuries this very trio have suffered over the past 18 months perhaps it’s still worth making a move for the one time AC Milan man.