Arsenal eyeing January swoop for France star

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Premier League leaders Arsenal appear to be aiming to further boost their considerable attacking riches, with reports suggesting that they remain hopeful of signing Clement Grenier in January.

The highly-rated starlet, who has been with current club Lyon for the entire duration of his burgeoning career to date, was heavily linked with a switch to the Gunners during the summer transfer window and even reportedly rejected a deal worth a total of approximately £6 million in order to remain in Ligue 1.

Rather than committing to North London, French international Grenier - who has already won three senior international caps for Didier Deschamps' men - opted to sign a new three-year deal at the Stade de Gerland.

However, despite it appearing as if Arsene Wenger would be forced to look elsewhere for potential new recruits, the Daily Express cite reports in France that claim that the Arsenal boss is still monitoring Grenier and has not given up on the prospect of signing the 22-year-old this winter. 

The apparent resurrection of such a move would presumably come as a source of some surprise for Gunners fans, given the wealth of in-form attacking midfield talent that Wenger currently has at his disposal.

With the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky along with Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil all competing for places, it could be suggested that the experienced Frenchman would be better served attempting to secure an adequate back-up for combative compatriot Mathieu Flamini.

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