- Arsene Wenger has conceded defeat in negotiating new contracts for Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
- The Frenchman has now turned his attention to signing midfielder Nabil Fekir from French side Lyon
- Lyon is a fellow academy graduate with Arsenal's record signing Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal are closing in on a deal worth for Lyon star Nabil Fekir as the contracts of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are yet to be renegotiated
Both players want massive pay rises but the Gunner are not willing to give in to their demands and have now turned their attention to Fekir.
According to the Metro via the Star, a deal worth £60million is “almost done” for the 24-year-old to reunite with former team-mate Alexandre Lacazette at the Emirates.
Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in the midfielder.
On the other hand, Olivier Giroud is in danger of missing the north London derby against Tottenham after picking up a thigh injury while on international duty.
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The Arsenal striker scored in France's win over Wales on Friday, November 10 but has now been sent back to London.
Arsenal host bitter rivals Spurs, who are four points ahead of them in the table, on Saturday in the day's early kick-off.
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