French coach not interested in Gunners flop.
Lyon coach Remi Garde has ruled out the possibility of signing Arsenal forward Gervinho this summer, according to Sky Sports.
The Ivorian hitman has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer after struggling to establish himself last term with Italian giants Roma thought to be interested as they are managed by his former coach at Lille, Rudi Garcia.
However, recent reports have suggested that he could be on his way back to France with Lyon in a swap deal that would see Yoann Gourcuff heading in the opposite direction.
But former Arsenal defender, and current Lyon coach Remi Garde has said that he will not be looking to bring the player back to France and will instead be looking to the club’s own youth policy to find a suitable new attacker.
“This has only come from the press,” Garde told Le Progres in response to the speculation.
“I’ve heard that Lyon is interested in Gervinho, but Gervinho is a striker, and we have young and very good strikers already at the club.”
Gervinho, who can play as a wide forward or central striker, has scored 11 goals in 63 appearances for Arsenal since joining from Lille two years ago.
He has also been linked with Marseille and reports have claimed that Arsenal want at least €10million (£8.6m) before they would consider selling the 26-year-old.