Come on Arsene, take a risk! Why Arsenal should sign this talented midfielder:


Yoann GourcuffC’mon Arsene, close a deal! After weeks of speculation, prayers and dissatisfaction, it looks like Arsenal may fail to add to their squad before the end of the January transfer window.

This, to me, is an absolutely astounding misjudgment on the part of Arsenal football club.

To announce a massive new commercial deal whilst lying in sixth place and disappointing on the pitch on an almost weekly basis, only to not add to the squad when given an opportunity, seems a little distasteful.

Does Arsene Wenger really believe he can’t improve upon his current squad? Yes, it can be difficult to make new additions to a squad during the January transfer window, but I find it impossible to believe that there’s nobody out there who Arsene likes the look of.

Take, for instance, Yoann Gourcuff, a player that has been linked to Arsenal on numerous occasions throughout his career. Has his injury problem really forced Arsene to give up on him?

According to The Express, Arsenal are ‘clinging onto the hope of being able to sign’ Yoann. Yeah, I’m sure!

Whilst I won’t be holding my breath, I do think this would be a good signing for Arsenal. Gourcuff, for all his injury problems, is a remarkably gifted player. He has such excellent close control, great vision and the ability to put the ball wherever he wants to on the pitch. He works space extremely well and always seems to be at the heart of the action.

Gourcuff recently returned from a long injury lay-off and is in the process of attempting to re-build his career. I’d say he’s due a Robin Van Persie-esque transformation from injury-magnet into a world-class player.

Atletico Madrid must have believed he was ready to make this step up, as it’s thought the Frenchman was all set to join the La Liga side this January. It seems, however, that a final deal couldn’t be agreed between Madrid and Gourcuff’s club Lyon. This has put Arsenal back in the future.

Because of the lack of expectation when it comes to Gourcuff and Lyon’s dissatisfaction when it comes to his fitness, the Gunners could pick him up at a bargain price. They would be gambling on his fitness, but given his quality, I’d say he’d be a gamble worth taking.

What’s your take? Should Arsenal be in the market for Yoann Gourcuff?

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  • johnny says:

    honestly this story is boring, there can be no chance of arsenal signing this guy due to the fact that he is no where near good enough. its agents doing there thing. please stop writing this crap its rediculas

  • Don says:

    Gourcuff is a walking casualty. You may think its a risk worth taking, but his injuries prove that he is not. As if we really need to waste whatever little money we spend on another Diaby-like crock. Stupid to even consider.

  • Paul says:

    He is a fine player who can be bought for the next season. As of now we need a DMF and a left defender with proven play in the premiership to start immediately for the team to compete in CL and fight for the 3rd/4th position. Diame(Westharm) and Baines(Everton) are perfect to do that. We have proven MF’s and Strikers. What we need is shield for the defenders just the role used to be played by Alex Song and one to replace injured prone Gibbs. But it is very absurd that AW may prove to be deaf even after watching silly goals conceded yesturday.

    • Kevvy says:

      We also need a goalkeeper!

    • HH says:

      Yeah – and Moyes would just let Baines leave without cover as they stand on the brink of 4th place. Anyone else in your radar? Buy back RVP perhaps? Just as stupid as thinking we could get Baines.

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