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Arsenal Target Provides Massive Boost By Rejecting Everton For European Football


Arsenal fans will be boosted this evening by news that one of the club’s alleged targets has turned down a move to Everton in search of a club hosting European football this season.

Get French Football News reported that Rachid Ghezzal has turned down a move to the Toffees, stating that he would not be taking the club’s offer in its current state.

One would imagine that, with the transfer window closing in just a few days, Arsenal will make a last-ditch attempt to sign the Lyon winger.

The Gunners identified Ghezzal as an alternative to Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez earlier this month, but had apparently decided to wait until January to make a move for the 24-year-old.

However, the disaster that has been Arsenal in the transfer market this summer may force Arsene Wenger to make a bid sooner than anticipated.


Nevertheless, it could be a difficult transfer to negotiate, considering the bad blood between Lyon and Arsenal over the proposed transfer of Alexandre Lacazette.

The French club issued a public statement condemning Arsenal’s bid and said that the player was irreplaceable, so any effort to sign Ghezzal is likely to include an inflated transfer fee.

With the club’s title chances rapidly fading just two games into the season, this cannot be the reason why a deal is not reached.

Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.

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Author: The PA Team

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