Arsenal have been linked with a move for French international Clement Grenier, and a January move for the Lyon midfielder may be on the cards. While the 23-year old yesterday denied looking for a move to the Premier League, but here’s a look at three reasons why the Gunners should break the bank to sign Grenier.
1. Creative influence
Grenier has been a creative force at Lyon this season and already has 3 league assists to his name to go with 27 key passes in the league and in Europe. He has been head and shoulders above the rest of the Lyon midfield in terms of creativity and has created 9 more chances than Yoann Gourcuff, his nearest competitor, who has created 15 chances in Ligue 1.
Even last season, when he was far from a regular in the side, Grenier had 5 assists in 28 Ligue 1 appearances along with 3 assists in 5 appearances in the Europa League. With more appearances under his belt, Grenier has undoubtedly grown as a player, and his comfort on the ball will make him a great fit for the Arsenal side.
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