Wenger – Wilshere and Diaby return means Arsenal can’t get Gourcuff

Arsene Wenger thinks that Arsenal have too many midfielders already on board to consider bringing in Yoann Gourcuff from Lyon, despite the numerous rumours surrounding a possible January arrival of the talented playmaker.

Both Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby are expected to be joining the squad by the end of January, and with Thomas Rosicky and Yossi Benayoun already on the bench trying to break into the Gunners first team there will be no room for another midfielder, no matter how good he is.

“We have choices in midfield,” Wenger said. “We have Diaby and Wilshere coming back so we have lots of people in there.

“However I see a positive future for Gourcuff. I think he will come back to his best level. He has been out for four or five months and what happens to him now is normal. He’s played his first few games only on his desire and, after an injury, it’s normal to have a dip.

“Between January and June will be the key moment for him but I think he will be back to his best.”

Should Wenger make room for Gourcuff? Perhaps by selling Rosicky, Arshavin and Diaby?

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18 comments

  1. Jasmine Ojo says:

    ,Sell ashavin, chamak, diaby. (He’s d worst midfielder we have now) squilashi, gibs, (even though he’s from england). Maybe he can call back calos or sell all ex 1st team players on loan. Get us a creative midfielder. Some1 within d class of kaka. Some1 dat his presence alone would intimidate oppositions. In our team we only have 1 player dat oppositions are scared of. Which is not good 4 us. Plus henry. a defensive midfieldes 2 challenge song. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  2. Anesh says:

    Bring in Gourcuff…Rosicky stays so must Diaby, hope he stays injury free but arshavin needs to go…doubt he is going to regain the form where he rattled europe. Comments regarding further mishaps with wilshere are correct, that would be a gamble, and a proven striker Podolski, or Pato. Left back as well….not sure who……

  3. Junior says:

    I think that if Benayoun isnt offered a contract to stay at the end of the season and Gourcuff hasnt moved by the summer then the move should then be made, but right now Wenger has a point. Also i think Rosicky is at the end of his contract at the end of the season and if he isnt going to be a starter i cant see him wanting to stay… The move could make sense come next season if still free to move!!

  4. goon124 says:

    Wow….. why buy the fireball when you have the nimbus (forgive the harry potter reference)

    It does not have to be gourcuff it could be any other talented player…. but what does that tell you about gooners ambitions to get hazard or gotze

    Not going to happen … diaby is a convenient excuse, because we all know we not afford them and whats worse… they do not want to come to us

  5. timmy says:

    cudos to all arsenal fan arround the world……wenger should leave arshavin and diaby till end of season, i tink rosicky can stil play like 2year in arsenal.

  6. Dattijo Aliyu says:

    I think wenger should not take chances, what guarantee has he that diaby and wilshea wil come back stronger. The same diaby, return a month ago, after playing a match he become sick again. Wenger, have been making the same mistake year in year out. I don’t want to believe that we don’t need reinforcemen. Wenger please, reinforce the team, you have the money

  7. David says:

    Jack will have a setback, long term injuries always do. Diaby who cares – he will come back play for 20 minutes and then be out again, get rid !!! – we need some quality instead of average or the other top players like Verm and RVP will leave as well.

    Henry (legend) but again papering over the cracks – we need another top striker (United, City, Chelsea all have 3/4)

    Think big Wenger

  8. Sammy 4rm nigeria says:

    I tink wenger shld use his capabilities and knw dat he does nt nid d likes of arshavin,rocisky, & diaby in a squad dat wan win trophies. Let him go 4 players dat’v got dat winin instinct. Dat’s wot we nid 2 b able 2 win trophies dis season.

  9. razzaray says:

    We should deffo bring in Gourcuff, then loan him back out to get games till the end of season. He is a proven playmaker. Arteta will be better next year with a few rests, Wilshire not back yet so dont forget how many Arsenal players have set backs right as they are ready to return. Ramsey has played most games this year, Benyoun could be back at Chelsea, Diaby only returns for one or two games then out for the rest of season, Rosicky will probably leave for more play time, Arshaven will leave this season. We haven’t found the player to break down tight ten man defence units since Fabragas left so why not?

  10. bc says:

    Rosicky is out of contract in 6 months.so he.should be.sold. if gourcuff is available now then we should go for him there is no saying benayoun or diaby will be here next season and the gotze deal looks dead. mvila and gourcuff in rosicky diaby eastmond denilson out. hazard bent and podolski in chamakh park arshavin bendtner vela murphy neita out. squillaci and hoyte out vertonghen in. almunia fabianski mannone out howard in that is 7 in and 16 out and a massive improvement in quality. 3 players from america on temporary loan to cover the acn and injuries henry shea and ream.

  11. abdulsalam yaqoob says:

    The existence of asherbvin and thomsa R in arsenal squad is no more effective as 80 percebt of arsenal fans are expecting,wenger should make cash on them if possible.Secondly when henry was in arsenal b/4he left for barca especially towards ending he always played big man’s foot ball because of reputation he had, with this arsenal manager need not to take loan of french international.Lastly, for arsenal to be among EPL contender most buy players and fix(player) in to where needed.

  12. sam says:

    you shouldn’t wish arsenal to buy another crock, we have too many already. maybe he wants to see how he will play then he can buy him in the summer. lyon doesn’t want a loan they wanna get rid of him. why do you wish us to pay full fee for a player with fitness problem. there are other players availble, ie montolivo,casemiro,ganso etc…. all availble for champions league .
    lyon should accept a loan deal or no deal

    1. Agunbiade Adeyemi says:

      Rosisky seem to be a creative midfielder dat moves with the ball, Ashavin and Diaby can go but Rosisky should stay.

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