With less than two weeks to transfer deadline, Arsene Wenger has begun his pursuit for quality signings to bolster the Arsenal squad, keeping in mind the ever increasing numbers in the injury list as the 2013/14 season got underway.
French midfielder, Yoann Gourcuff has emerged as the leading candidate to make a switch to Premier League this summer after Lyon club president, Jean-Michel Aulas revealed to a French daily that the talented Frenchman is willing to take a pay cut in order to join The Gunners.
Gourcuff dubbed as the new Zidane early in his career has failed to live up to expectations since joining Lyon from domestic Ligue 1 rivals, Bordeaux in 2010.
He has been plagued by injuries in recent years.Linked with the London club for the last two seasons, but the move didn’t materialise back then.
But now the situation seems to favour Arsenal who are eager to secure the services of the midfielder in the coming days.
The 27-year-old still has two years left on his five-year contract at Stade Garland. And Arsenal fans have been highly critical of their manager due to the lack of big money signings which was visible in the opening weekend loss to Aston Villa 3-1 at home.
Gourcuff made a bright start to the current season with a 4-0 win over Nice,scoring one and making two assists. He has made 29 appearances for the French national team since 2008.
A prolific midfielder would be a beneficial singing for Arsenal and the move to the English capital will definitely revive his career.
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