Grenier Hints At Arsenal Move As Gunners Prepare Improved Offer For Midfielder

By on July 1, 2013

French midfielder Clement Grenier has hinted at a move to Arsenal this summer with the Gunners understood to be lining up an improved offer after Lyon rejected our opening £6m bid.

Grenier is out-of-contract in 12 months time and it seems boss Arsene Wenger eyed a bargain by tabling a cheeky £6m bid, with the Metro reporting that the offer included a 25% sell-on clause as well as the promise of a future partnership between Arsenal and Lyon.

However, the French outfit rejected the offer out-of-hand with notoriously stubborn president Jean-Michel Aulas seemingly unwilling to sell his star man without a fight.

It’s understood Aulas met with the players agent, Frederic Guerra, last week to discuss a new contract but it seems the 22-year-old has made up his mind that he wants to leave and has hinted the club he wants to join is Arsenal. He said:

‘I have more or less made a decision about which club I want to join.

‘I have made the choice for sporting reasons above all. Arsenal? It could well be them.’ Grenier is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail

Arsenal are expected to go back in with an improved offer for the attacking midfielder but it remains to be seen how high the club are willing to go for a player keen on a move and one who has just 1 year left on his contract.

Wenger is a known admirer of Grenier’s and confirmed his interest earlier in the summer when he also compared his playing style to that of former Gunner Samir Nasri

‘We are following him. His intelligence of play pleases me. He has interesting qualities. He reminds me of (Samir) Nasri.’ Wenger said

The boss had Grenier scouted last season and it seems he saw enough to make his interest official and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see the talented Frenchman arrive at the Emirates in the coming weeks. It wouldn’t be a transfer window without Arsenal buying from Ligue 1, after all!

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Would Grenier be a good signing? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Millz

    July 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Old quotes recycled. Yawn!!

  2. ike kelechi

    July 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I really dnt think we need him. We have so many players who can play in dat possition, we have rosicky jack cazorla ramsey, we need a denfensive medfelder like failani….. Pls wenger get him 4 me and huguain

    • MJB

      July 1, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Who are you? The manager or something?
      It’s not about what YOU want but what will improve the team.

      • Chigozirim

        July 2, 2013 at 11:50 am

        Wot is wrng wit dis man called wenger 4 cryin out loud?? Must he prise all de whole players in eaurope?? At de end nw he may jst be able 2 get only 1,, am jst fade up wit wenger nd his transfer buisness.

  3. Dotcom

    July 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm


  4. ibrahim ottu

    July 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Pls all gunner fans around the glo tall wender to 4 defensive mid fielder;defender and attaker.

  5. DotCotton

    July 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Arsenal Need A Reliable Keeper, Another Defender, Solid Defensive Midfielder And A Proven Forward In Higuain Or Someone Of The Same Class.

    • Millz

      July 1, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Another defender? For what, to sit next to TV5 and warm up the bench? Suppose you think Williams is the man for the job aswell huh?!

    • odie

      July 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Experience goalkeeper – CESAR
      Young potential CB – ??
      Quality DM – Fellaini/Bender/
      Top Striker – Higuain/Torres?/Rooney
      Young Potential winger – call back Joel Campbell/Ryo

  6. Skyton Henry

    July 1, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Arsene Wenger is jst a flop.When coaches re signing players,he’s there discovering players of 15 to 17 yrs old.Look at our North London rival Tottenham are close in signing Paulinho from Corinthians while everyday we are been close in sealing Higuain’s deal.Only God will see us through.

    • Youssef

      July 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Did spurs sign paulinho? no, they are close to do it so we are with Higuain… yaya is not 15 or 17, he’s 20 and he can play in the 1st team too. please get your fact right and stop moaning about anything. you’re saying B/S
      Gooner 4 ever !

    • elokings

      July 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

      Sorry mate but u̶̲̥̅̊ sucks, seriously you A̶̲̥̅̊я̲̣̥ε̲̣̣̣̥ more of a fool than a football fan. Why on earth would you compare what arsenal is doing to T̶̲̥̅̊h̶̲̥̅̊e̶̲̥̅̊ rubbish our northern fools A̶̲̥̅̊я̲̣̥ε̲̣̣̣̥ preparing for their normal failure.

  7. Olusan ibrahim

    July 1, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    We new signing

  8. Olusan ibrahim

    July 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    We need d lik of higuain,felaini an roney d goog one i dont tink we can aford to pay him

  9. Olusan ibrahim

    July 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Am tired of close deal pls mak it done. Some small club has been signing players

  10. Olusan ibrahim

    July 1, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Arsenal offically sign yaya sanogo now we need more quality players

  11. david simon

    July 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    big names for a big team we hv a big team lets go for big names not kids.

  12. Rafi

    July 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    “We do not buy superstars, we make them.” (Arsene Wenger,2007)

  13. Aaron

    July 2, 2013 at 1:45 am

    this is from like 2 weeks ago…you really just have nothing to write about?

    • Chigozirim

      July 2, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Am realy beginin 2 loose fate in mr wenger,, jst watch him nw he wunt buy higuain until anoda club wil join de race nw den u c him quitin de deal! UP GUNS JARE.

  14. Praveen Kartha P

    July 2, 2013 at 4:06 am

    I think Higuan dead will be done and dusted this week as Djourou has left Arsenal and free’s the number 20 shirt, which Higuan used to wear in Real Madrid. :-)

  15. Gab

    July 2, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Pre-season is around the corner and no major signings why.?????

  16. ninoD

    July 2, 2013 at 10:55 am

    we need a RB cos sagna can no longer deliever for us. Also if we can get these players(fellaini,higuain,rooney)we are set to go!

  17. MADERA O

    July 2, 2013 at 11:22 am

    old story *hisses*

  18. Antique Gunmen

    July 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

    He’s not our priority offcourse, besides Higuain and Fellaini.
    I think our midfielder is rely too much on Santi’s work to produce constant threat on opponents goal. With Jack’s recent condition and Rosicky’s aging factor, we still need(Arsene have saw this) other midfielder who can make threat by they shooting skills as good and keen as Santi. That’s man could be Grenier or Draxler.
    For your info, Corinthians postpone the transfer talk with Spuds when Real Madrid is now enter the bidding war. Well, good luck Spuddy .You need luck a lot.

  19. Reese Prince

    July 2, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    No one can spell properly

    • haines69

      July 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm


      • Ejike say

        July 2, 2013 at 2:25 pm

        Mind you my fellow gunners fans,arsenal has sign a player,yaya sanogo@that is all .

  20. idowu dennis

    July 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Can somebody help tell wenger that he should the player ‎​Wε̲̣̣̣̥ want not wat he want he is it his father’s money they are using to all this player or what is problem now

  21. Sizah

    July 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Higuin,fellain,julio cesar mick richard pls pls pls arsener wenger father.

  22. arsenalfc_fanz

    July 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    We don’t need AMF pls mr wenger, pls sign DM. Everyday higuain deal is a done deal, when will we see on the official website tat “Arsenal sign Higuain”. When mr winger?

  23. Boyd

    July 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    In Wenger We Trust, spuds must F off gunner blogs. Bomboclat.

  24. babatunde

    July 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    we are all believe on wenger, but he was always make fans disrepective blcs he has inner eyes to know who can make us proud in those players but just to give us good best transfers is prblm, why………..we dont know may be wenger have is own shares in this income we dont knw yet.

  25. Emma matswen

    July 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Hahahahaha mr. Wenger has wake up from sleep and is signing big names, Hguain u are welcome recriut more and get hold of trophy next season. U are hungry for one!

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