Arsenal have turned their attention to Lyon’s Maxime Gonalons in a bid to strengthen their midfield in the Summer, reports the Daily
The 24-year-old France international favours a defensive midfield role, and has been an integral member of the Lyon side that currently sit in third place in Ligue 1, behind Marseille and Paris St. Germain.
Arsenal scouts have been present in recent games, indicating a solid interest. The reports suggest a price of £10m could be enough to tempt the French side to release the player, and fits well within recent spends by Arsenal.
Arsenal have struggled with injuries in central midfield this season, with Jack Wilshere affected by ankle problems, and Abou Diaby out with a cruciate ligament knee injury.
Despite a shortage of midfielders, the Gunners are unbeaten in eight matches, and currently sit in the coveted fourth place, Champions League position ahead of North London rivals Tottenham.
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