Arsenal’s former star Robert Pires has offered the Lyon’s midfielder Yoann Gourcuff a way out of the situation he’s currently in at the French giants, saying that Arsenal is the best escape route for him.
According to Pires, the best way for Gourcuff to come back into the form which made him highly-coveted a few years ago is by getting a transfer to Arsenal and being guided by Arsene Wenger.
“I know Arsenal well and it would be ideal for Gourcuff. Arsene Wenger rarely fails to help a player, particularly if they are French.”, Pires told French TV
“He would be perfect for Arsenal’s team game and the system of play. He is too much on his own at Lyon.”
Gourcuff is currently out a bit out of form after an injury which kept him off the pitch for a while and he has been mostly on the bench since his return to fitness. The same injury changed Wenger’s mind in the summer when he was ready to submit a fee to transfer the French international playmaker.
Wenger could help him make the comeback without a doubt, and if Gotze can’t be brought to the club, Gourcuff might be a viable option for the Gunners. Although others like Hazard or Reus seem to be better at the moment and with higher potential, if Wenger could return Gourcuff to his former glory he could be a bargain buy right now.
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