Gonalons is a target for the Gunners once again.
Olympique Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons has emerged as an Arsenal transfer target once again after a proposed move to Napoli falls through, according to talkSPORT.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of his fellow Frenchman and also wants to add a defensive midfielder to his squad.
Therefore the 64-year-old is looking to capitalise on the break down in relations between Lyon and Napoli and swoop for the France international himself.
Outspoken president at the Stadio San Paolo, Aurelio De Laurentiis, claims that he was offered Gonalons for £14m, only for the Ligue 1 club to reject this when they placed a bid.
As a result De Laurentiis has fallen out with counterpart Jean-Michel Aulas and will now pay no more than £10.5m for the 25-year-old.
This leaves an opening for Wenger and the North Londoners, who want a holding player to come in and play alongside either Aaron Ramsey or Jack Wilshere in the middle of the park.
Neither vice-captain Mikel Arteta or Mathieu Flamini truly impressed in the role in 2013/14 and as a result several targets in the position have been monitored.
Gonalons is a product of the Lyon youth system and broke into the first team back in 2009 and has since made 203 appearances for the French side in all competitions.
The midfield ace would be in good company at the Emirates Stadium with national teammates Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud already there.
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