Corchia has pledged his future to Lyon rather than the Gunners.
Sochaux full-back Sebastien Corchia has shunned a move to the Premier League with Arsenal and instead opted to stay in France and head to Olympique Lyon.
The 22-year-old was seen by Arsene Wenger to be the ideal replacement for Bacary Sagna, with the fellow Frenchman’s future at the Emirates Stadium in some doubt.
However, Corchia’s representative Francois Gilles has indicated that the defender will not be moving to England as Lyon is his preferred destination.
“Sebastien has chosen. Lyon is the future, this is what he wants and is what he has planned. I can at least confirm that today,” Gilles was quoted on Sky Sports.
With the right-back having committed his future to the Stade de Gerland the Gunners will be thankful that Sagna has decided to consider a contract extension in north London.
Corchia has been at Sochaux for two seasons following a £1.8m transfer from Le Mans in the summer of 2011.
Since then the France under-21 international has been a stalwart in the side, playing 71 matches for the club and providing four assists.
The defender helped the team avoid relegation in 2012/13 as Sochaux finished 15th in Ligue 1 and three points clear of the drop.
Arsenal may cool their interest in the position at the back with Sagna possibly signing a new deal and instead concentrate their £70m transfer kitty this summer on other areas.
The highly anticipated deal to bring Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain to the Emirates is expected to be completed in the very near future, with the fee likely to be around £22m.