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Grenier drops Arsenal move hint

ESPN staff
June 1, 2013
Clement Grenier is firmly on Arsenal's radar © AP

Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier has dropped a broad hint that he could be on his way to Arsenal this summer.

The classy France international emerged as a target for Arsenal when Gunners chief Arsene Wenger confirmed his admiration for the player.

Earlier in the week, Grenier confirmed he had held talks about his future with Lyon boss Remi Garde, but claimed he was focused on the national side.

However, he has now confirmed his mind has pretty much been made up - with Arsenal certainly in the frame to secure his signature.

"I have more or less made a decision about which club I want to join," Grenier said. "I have made the choice for sporting reasons above all. Arsenal? It could well be them.

"There would be competition for places, but you get that at all big clubs and it does not stop me making my decision.

"I am still young, but I have always set myself targets and I do everything possible to exceed them."

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