Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes has spoken of recent rumors linking him to a move to Arsenal. The Brazilian has been a target for the Gunners for the past three years.
Speaking to Brazilian media outlet Globo Esporte, Guimaraes acknowledged Arsenal’s interest in signing him, however, the midfielder explained that he is currently focused on Lyon’s success. He said:
“It’s normal to be mentioned like that when you’re Olympic champion, have been called up to the national team and behave well individually. But I don’t like to think about it too much. agent handle this. “
“There has been a change of leadership. We talked about it briefly when Juninho was at the club. When the time comes, we will talk about it again. The objective now is to move up the table and put Lyon in the right position.”
Guimaraes has admitted, however, that his goal is to play in the Premier League at some point in his career. He said:
“Arsenal approached my agent, but there was no offer. My goal, and I made it clear to Juninho, is to win a title with Lyon. The supporters haven’t had one for a long time . We have the Coupe de France, the Europa League and the championship. It’s difficult with the level of PSG, but anything can happen. My goal is to win a title here, but I have never hidden my desire to play in Premier League. “
Guimaraes has had a remarkable 2020-21 season for club and country, as his performances for Lyon earned him a place in the Brazilian squad at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The midfielder played almost every minute of the tournament as Brazil won the gold medal, beating Spain 2-1 in the final.
“We’re very short there” – Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta looks for reinforcements in midfield
After losing Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny in the Africa Cup of Nations, Arsenal will need to strengthen their midfielder during the January transfer window if they are to mount a serious challenge in the top 4.
Mikel Arteta has admitted his side need to provide reinforcements ahead of Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest on Sunday. He said:
“We are going to move and we are going to look for options because we are very short there.”
Club technical director Edu has also confirmed that the Gunners will be active in the transfer market. He said:
“We are expecting some activity because of a few players, and we have a few loans that we will hopefully have to complete. But that depends, because we all know it’s a very complicated market, and that is. a short window, so we’ll see what happens. “
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