Arsenal have been linked with a transfer for Lyon and Brazil midfielder Bruno Guimaraes and he has now made an enormous admission about his future.
The 23-year-old, who has lower than three years remaining on his contract with the French membership, is reportedly of curiosity to the Gunners.
Now, Guimaraes has been talking about his future at Lyon and has claimed Arsenal approached his agent over a transfer, however did say there was no official supply made for his companies.
He advised Globo, in quotes carried by GFFN: “Arsenal approached my agent, however there was no supply. My intention, and I made it clear to Juninho, is to win a title with Lyon.
“The followers haven’t had one for a very long time. Now we have the Coupe de France, the Europa League and the league. It’s troublesome with the extent that PSG are at, however something can occur.
“My intention is to win a title right here, however I’ve by no means hidden my need to play within the Premier League.”
A report from Goal earlier in the summertime urged that Arsenal director Edu has been ‘carefully following’ the Lyon midfielder, whereas Arsenal had been even quoted as scouting him back in January 2020 – 18 months in the past – earlier than he ultimately opted to signal for Ligue 1 outfit Lyon as a substitute.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has hinted that there’s extra enterprise to nonetheless be completed earlier than the switch window closes on Tuesday night.
Talking on August 20, Arteta mentioned: “There’s nonetheless 11 days to go and there’s nonetheless issues to be completed.
“There are nonetheless gamers within the squad the place it will be troublesome for them to seek out recreation time.”
The Gunners have already signed 5 gamers to date this summer season, with Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ben White, Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale all arriving on the Emirates Stadium over the previous couple of months.
The north London membership may nonetheless look to dump a few of their fringe gamers earlier than the clock hits 11pm on Tuesday, with Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles wanting set to go away.