Arsenal transfers: No Gunners bid for Yoann Gourcuff, says Lyon chief

Arsenal transfers: Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas says he is unaware of any offers for Yoann Goucuff from the Gunners

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Arsene Wenger is reported to be an admirer of Yoann Gourcuff Photo: Back Page Images

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Lyon have played down reports linking France international Yoann Gourcuff with a move to Arsenal in January.

The 26-year-old has scored one goal in eight appearances for Lyon this season and has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place.

Gourcuff rose to prominence at Rennes before moving to AC Milan, however he struggled at the San Siro and returned to France in 2008, joining Bordeaux.

After winning the Ligue 1 title in 2009, he moved to Lyon but has failed to replicate his impressive performances.

Arsene Wenger has previously admitted his interest in the midfielder, with the Gunners boss reportedly enquiring about Gourcuff before he joined Lyon.

However, Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas is unaware of any offer from the north London side.

“Arsenal and Gourcuff? I don’t know about any offers,” said Aulas. “I have never spoken with Arsenal.”

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