Maxime Gonalons, 23, is on Arsenal’s radar as the Gunners look to acquire his services to fill up the hole in defensive midfield that was left after Alex Song’s departure to Barcelona in the summer.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger sent scouts to watch the young French international in Lyon’s 4-0 win over Bordeaux on Sunday.
Arsenal scouts were also spotted at Italy in the Torino-Atlanta match. Reports say that they were there to watch centre-back and Manchester United target Angelo Ogbonna, 24, of Torino.
Arsenal suffered a loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and as things stand, it appears that there wont be any trophy again this season at the Emirates.
However, Arsene Wenger will be assured he is the man to revive Arsenal’s fortunes at a board meeting with the club’s American owner Stan Kroenke on Thursday.
Arsenal will have the funds for some big signings in the summer when the £150m, five-year deal with kit sponsor Emirates begins this summer.
Negotiations with kit manufacturer Nike are also on going but Adidas have emerged as a serious competition.
Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina, Borussia Dortmund attacker Mario Gotze and midfielders Victor Wanyama of Celtic and Toulouse’s Etienne Capoue, all have been linked with a move. With the funds available for these transfers, will Wenger use them wisely? Let’s hope so.