Arsenal target suffers bizarre injury

Former AC Milan midfielder Yoann Gourcuff has sustained an injury while out walking his dog, damaging his chances of an Arsenal switch.

Arsenal have been linked with former AC Milan midfielder Yoann Gourcuff but they may want to steer clear as the injury-prone Frenchman's misfortune has reached new heights.

Gourcuff played for Milan between 2006 and 2008 but he never quite fulfilled his potential and moved to Bordeaux where he did much better and then Lyon.

A talented attacking midfielder with lots of creativity, Gourcuff has been tipped for the very top and is reportedly a possible target for Arsenal this summer.

But injuries have blighted Gourcuff's career and he has become known for being sidelined as much as he plays, especially since his big-money move to Lyon.

So the latest news that he has picked up an ankle injury while walking his dog has met with derision across Europe.

It is reported in Le Parisien that Gourcuff stumbled and twisted his ankle awkwardly while out for a stroll and may now miss Lyon's game against Nice, which is crucial in the club's battle to secure Europa League football.

Gourcuff has been labelled 'the new Zidane' but the 27-year-old has been injured for over 500 days in his relatively short career to date.

It is being suggested that the latest episode might be the final straw for Lyon, who are reportedly considering giving up on Gourcuff.

If Arsenal do want to step in they might be able to secure a bargain as a result, but they do so at their own risk.

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