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Arsenal want to sign £14m rated French midfielder Maxime Gonalons, who currently plies his trade fro Lyon in Ligue 1, reports the Mirror.
The 24-year-old was the subject of a bid from Rafa Benitez’s Napoli side earlier this month, but the French side rejected it, hoping for closer to £20m for the midfielder.
Although Gonalons is highly rated, he’s failed to register a single goal or assist this season, but has still been a consistent calming influence in Lyon’s midfield.
He prides himself on his passing ability, but his physical presence means he is strong in the air and a good tackler – meaning he has the natural attributes to succeed in the Premier League.
Arsenal currently deploy either Mathieu Flamini or Mikel Arteta in the anchorman role, but Gonalons would provide a more technically astute, long term option.
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