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Arsenal linked with move to complete top-class midfielder signing by next weekend

Emirates Stadium side encouraged to snap up long-term target.

Arsenal have been linked with a move to bring in free agent midfielder Yoann Gourcuff with the Metro reporting that the French international wants a deal completed by next weekend.

The cultured playmker left Lyon over the summer and is available on a free transfer and would potentially add a fresh option to Arsene Wenger’s Emirates Stadium squad.

Wenger has been linked with an interest in Yoann Gourcuff for many years and the player’s reported £80,000 a week wage expectations are manageable given the player would cost nothing to purchase.

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With Arsene Wenger reportedly ready to sell Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta continually struggling with injury concerns there is certainly scope for a fresh midfield addition.

Prior to his five year spell at Lyon, Yoann Gourcuff won the Ligue 1 title with Bordeaux and spent two years at AC Milan.

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