Lyon's president let slip this summer that Yoan Gourcuff was desperate to move to Arsenal, a club he has been linked with for several seasons.
Arsene Wenger is thought to be an admirer of the man touted as the 'next Zidane', but Gourcuff's injuries have hampered his development and possibly caused the Gunners to hold off on any transfer.
Gourcuff has not sulked over a failure to get his 'dream move' to Arsenal, and got his season off to a flier.
His free-kick in mid-August in a 4-0 win over Nice has been voted Ligue One goal of the month by L'Equipe readers.
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