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Arsenal plot move for €12m France star

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Arsenal could be set to boost their attacking midfield options, with reports suggesting that the club are set to rekindle their interest in one of Ligue 1's most-promising starlets.

According to reports from Italy cited by the Daily Mirror, the Gunners are preparing to revisit a deal for Lyon playmaker Clement Grenier - a player they supposedly failed with a bid for during the summer transfer window.

22-year-old Grenier, who has been with the French title hopefuls since 2009, is a regular starter for Lyon under former Arsenal utility man Remi Garde and has scored three goals and contributed four assists in 17 league appearances so far this season.

His exciting displays at Stade de Gerland have also been suitably rewarded at international level, with Grenier - who is reportedly rated by his club at between €12-15 million - having been rewarded with three France caps under the tutelage of Didier Deschamps.

A fresh Arsenal move for Grenier this January, should it come to fruition, could come as somewhat of a surprise to supporters.

Although long-serving manager has a largely successful track record when it comes to bringing fellow Frenchmen to the Emirates Stadium, it seems somewhat doubtful that Arsenal require yet another attacking midfielder.

Rather, with Olivier Giroud, Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott all out of action, Wenger would surely be better off focusing his attention on the acquisition of a new striker.

Former Chelsea forward, Salomon Kalou, who currently represents French outfit Lille, is one of the latest names to be linked with a move to Arsenal in that regard.

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