Lyon Turn Down Arsenal Offer for Midfielder Clement Grenier

Midfielder claims Gunners have failed to sign him.

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Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier has claimed that Arsenal have failed in an attempt to land his signature, Sky Sports reports.

The highly rated 22-year-old has been on Arsene Wenger’s radar for some time and he has been heavily linked with a move for the newly capped French international, but his club have so far been reluctant to sell.

With just 12 months left on his current deal a move abroad had been widely tipped to go ahead as Arsenal looked to take advantage of his situation.

And Grenier has admitted that he does not know what the future will hold as Lyon prepare to hold further talks with him, whilst more interest from overseas is also expected.

“I know Lyon have rejected an offer from Arsenal. Of course it is flattering that clubs are interested in me,” he told French newspaper Le Parisien.

“It’s hard for me to talk about my future now because I’m not yet certain of it. I prefer to wait to be 100 per cent sure of what is going to happen before I do it.”

“My decision will be made and announced after the meeting. As soon as I’m 100 per cent certain, then I can say more about it. Even for me it’s a little complicated.

“I’m very happy to return to Tignes, to prepare. I know the season will be long. That’s my priority for the moment.”

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