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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that young Lyon midfielder, Clemet Grenier, has caught his fancy.

The France Under 21 international scored a cracking free-kick against Rennes this weekend, to confirm his status as one of the most eye-catching young players in the Ligue 1 this season.

Grenier seized his opportunity to play this season when Yoann Gourcuff suffered an injury, leaving a vacancy in coach Remi Garde’s starting line-up.

Wenger has been keeping an eye on Grenier ever since, in keeping with his penchant for scouring French football for unheralded gems.

And now it seems that Wenger could move for the talented young schemer during the pre-season transfer window, ahead of Arsenal’s next campaign.

“We are following him, I like the intelligence of his play," Wenger told Telefoot.

"He has interesting qualities, if anyone, he reminds me of [Samir] Nasri.”  

Lyon hope that Grenier stays, but they have acknowledged that they may have a fight on their hands to keep hold of him.

"I hope he's going to soon find a solution with the club and he'll continue to grow here, because the environment is favourable for that,” the club’s president Jean-Michel Aulas said.

“He told me his priority is to remain with the club if we qualified for the Champions League. We'll see what we can do,"

Meanwhile, Lukas Podolski insists that he will not be the man to make way if Arsenal sign another attacking player.

"I feel very comfortable and I am completely satisfied with my first year in England," Podolski told spox.com.

"I have no intention to leave the club.

"Rumours are rumours and I cannot stop them."

Click HERE to watch Arsenal target Grenier’s sumptuous free-kick for Lyon against Rennes.

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