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Lyon play down Gourcuff link

Lyon claim there is no substance to the latest round of rumours linking Yoann Gourcuff with a move to Arsenal.

The France international has endured a tough time at Stade Gerland, with injuries preventing him from making the desired impact.

A fresh start has been mooted for some time, and Arsenal are regularly touted as the ideal club to help Gourcuff get his career back on track.

Arsene Wenger has admitted to being an admirer of the talented playmaker in the past, but no deal has been discussed and that remains the case during the current transfer window.

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas told BeIN Sport: "Arsenal and Gourcuff? I don't know about any offers.

"I have never spoken with Arsenal."