Lyon’s president Jean-Michel Aulas snubbed the possibility of letting club playmaker Yoann Gourcuff go this January to another club amid rumours which are linking the Frenchman with a possible move to Premiership giants Arsenal.
Arsenal’s manager Wenger is a well known admirer of the midfielder and also wanted to transfer him in the summer before he found out that the midfielder was suffering from a knee injury.
“Yoann Gourcuff will not leave the team,” Aulas said. “The newspapers are getting it wrong.
“We need him and to add for the Champions League. And if he stays he can use his performances to get himself in the France team for the Euros.”