Gonalons has three years remaining on his Lyon contract but the Gunners are hoping a £10million bid will be enough to bring their man to North London.
Wenger is desperate to add reinforcements to his Gunners midfield after the likes of Tomas Rosicky, Abou Diaby and Jack Wilshere have struggled with constant injuries this season.
Wenger knows that the money is there to spend this summer in order to take the Emirates side back into the title race for next season as it seems all the big clubs in England are to spend big again.
However Champions League football is the key for Wenger’s summer plans and if the Reds fail to finish in the top four, they will not be able to attract the quality of player that is required.
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