Arsenal Weigh Up Move For Lyon Midfielder

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Arsenal are said to be weighing up a move for Lyon midfielder Yoann Gourcuff during the January transfer window, according to reports in Sports Direct News.

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The 27-year-old has been a recurring target for the Gunners in the past, and this summer inevitably saw his name linked with a switch to Newcastle United.

Lyon are currently facing losing a number of their stars between now and the the of the season with skipper Maxime Gonalons being courted by Napoli, and striker Alexandre Lacazette being watched by Everton. Fellow strikers Jimmy Briand and Bafetimbi Gomis are also facing uncertain futures and could be part of the cull the sees owner Jean Michel Aulas look to cut costs at the club.

The Gunners are currently suffering their way through another injury crisis after seeing Theo Walcott ruled out for the remainder of the season and Gourcuff is the player being linked with filling in for him on the right side of the Arsenal midfield.

Gourcuff took the world by storm when he emerged on the scene several years ago with Rennes, but an ill fated move to AC Milan in 2006 set him back, but he managed to get his career back on track by winning the Ligue 1 title with Bordeaux.

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