Gourcuff willing to take pay cut for Arsenal

Yoann Gourcuff is willing to lower his salary if it means securing a move to Arsenal, according to Lyon's president Jean-Michel Aulas.

Responding to suggestions that Gourcuff may join another Ligue 1 club on loan, Aulas said:

Can you see us paying part of his salary for him to play against us with another French club? We've never considered that and it would even more stupid now than it was a fortnight ago.

All that I know, if I understood correctly, is that he was ready to lower his salary to go to Arsenal.

– Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas speaking to French publication OL