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Arsenal target’s agent fails to confirm client’s future amid transfer speculation

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Arsenal’s £60m deal to sign 24-year-old Ligue 1 playmaker almost done

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According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are closing in on Olympique Lyonnais playmaker Nabil Fekir and could agree a £60m deal to procure his signature.

The 24-year-old, who joined Lyon on a free transfer from AS Saint-Priest in 2011, has been in fine form over the last 12 months, scoring and creating 13 goals in 31 Ligue 1 games last season.

Experiencing Lyon vs. Lille game in person: A game in need of Nabil Fekir

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"You don't know what you've got till it's gone." Those were the sage words of Joni Mitchell and it certainly applied to Olympique Lyonnais' case, the big yellow taxi excepted of course.

On a cold, rainy evening yesterday at Stade de Gerland, Hubert Fournier's team huffed and puffed but were left frustrated against a well-drilled and disciplined Lille team superbly prepared by Hervé Renard.

Experiencing Lyon vs. Lille game in person: A game in need of Nabil Fekir

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"You don't know what you've got till it's gone." Those were the sage words of Joni Mitchell and it certainly applied to Olympique Lyonnais' case, the big yellow taxi excepted of course.

On a cold, rainy evening yesterday at Stade de Gerland, Hubert Fournier's team huffed and puffed but were left frustrated against a well-drilled and disciplined Lille team superbly prepared by Hervé Renard.

Best Player, Best Youngster, Biggest Flop… Ligue 1 Season Review 2014/15

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Roundup: Wenger confident of signing defender; Arsenal willing to pay £45m for attacker

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Arsenal are looking to seal a double deal for Nabil Fekir and Jonny Evans at the end of this season.

The Gunners are hoping to add more creative spark to their midfield and the Lyon star Nabil Fekir could be a cracking addition. Apparently, he is a priority target for Wenger.

The Ligue 1 midfielder is one of the most talented players around Europe right now and he could be the ideal replacement for Santi Cazorla at Arsenal.

Arsenal boss looking into January transfer for star midfielder

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Lyon slump to controversial defeat by Rennes

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon were incensed after being denied a second-half penalty as they slipped to a third straight loss in Ligue 1, with Rennes claiming a 2-0 win on Sunday.

Bruno Genesio’s hosts were looking for three points to close to within one of Marseille in the third and final Champions League place, but endured a frustrating night as they failed to bounce back from defeats by Bordeaux and Monaco.

Fekir sees Lyon into French Cup quarters

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Paris (AFP) – Nabil Fekir’s penalty helped Lyon beat Montpellier 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the French Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2012.

Maxwel Cornet caught home goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte by surprise to give the visitors an early lead, only for Jonathan Ikone to quickly lash in an equaliser.

Lyon held at home by 10-man Angers

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon failed to take second spot in Ligue 1 after being held to a 1-1 home draw by Angers on Sunday, despite a goal from Nabil Fekir.

Monaco’s goalless draw at Montpellier on Sunday handed Lyon the chance to leapfrog the principality club.

Karl Toko Ekambi gave the lowly visitors a shock 14-minute lead from the penalty spot, but the in-form Fekir dragged the hosts level shortly after half-time with his 14th league goal of the season.

Lyon held at home by 10-man Angers

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon failed to take second spot in Ligue 1 after being held to a 1-1 home draw by Angers on Sunday, despite a goal from Nabil Fekir.

Monaco’s goalless draw at Montpellier on Sunday handed Lyon the chance to leapfrog the principality club.

Karl Toko Ekambi gave the lowly visitors a shock 14-minute lead from the penalty spot, but the in-form Fekir dragged the hosts level shortly after half-time with his 14th league goal of the season.

Mandanda blunder helps Lyon beat Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – A howler from goalkeeper Steve Mandanda helped Lyon beat Marseille 2-0 on Sunday and move clear of their opponents in third place in Ligue 1.

Visiting keeper Mandanda gifted Nabil Fekir an early opener, before Mariano Diaz headed in the second shortly after half-time.

Mandanda blunder helps Lyon beat Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – A howler from goalkeeper Steve Mandanda helped Lyon beat Marseille 2-0 on Sunday and move clear of their opponents in third place in Ligue 1.

Visiting keeper Mandanda gifted Nabil Fekir an early opener, before Mariano Diaz headed in the second shortly after half-time.

Lyon thrash sorry Nice to go second

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay starred as Lyon thumped Nice 5-0 on Sunday to move into second behind Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 table.

The Dutch winger scored twice at Nice’s Allianz Riviera home as Lyon brushed off the absence of captain Nabil Fekir through illness to leapfrog Monaco on goals scored, ahead of the clash between the principality club and PSG later on Sunday.

Lyon thrash sorry Nice to go second

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay starred as Lyon thumped Nice 5-0 on Sunday to move into second behind Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 table.

The Dutch winger scored twice at Nice’s Allianz Riviera home as Lyon brushed off the absence of captain Nabil Fekir through illness to leapfrog Monaco on goals scored, ahead of the clash between the principality club and PSG later on Sunday.

Last-gasp Marseille snatch draw at Bordeaux

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Paris (AFP) – Midfielder Morgan Sanson grabbed Marseille a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux with the last kick of the game on Sunday, while Lyon were held by Montpellier in the absence of the suspended Nabil Fekir.

Nicolas de Preville put Bordeaux ahead in only the third minute with an excellent individual goal, but after a largely lifeless display, Marseille snatched a point at the death through Sanson’s low finish.

Last-gasp Marseille snatch draw at Bordeaux

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Paris (AFP) – Midfielder Morgan Sanson grabbed Marseille a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux with the last kick of the game on Sunday, while Lyon were held by Montpellier in the absence of the suspended Nabil Fekir.

Nicolas de Preville put Bordeaux ahead in only the third minute with an excellent individual goal, but after a largely lifeless display, Marseille snatched a point at the death through Sanson’s low finish.

Lyon held to draw by Montpellier

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon’s four-match winning streak in Ligue 1 came to an end in the absence of captain Nabil Fekir as they were held to a 0-0 home draw by Montpellier on Sunday.

Bruno Genesio’s men slipped to nine points adrift of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain after a disappointing performance, while they could lose third place to Marseille, who play Bordeaux later on Sunday.

Lyon held to draw by Montpellier

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon’s four-match winning streak in Ligue 1 came to an end in the absence of captain Nabil Fekir as they were held to a 0-0 home draw by Montpellier on Sunday.

Bruno Genesio’s men slipped to nine points adrift of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain after a disappointing performance, while they could lose third place to Marseille, who play Bordeaux later on Sunday.

Full steam ahead for Lyon in derby showdown

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon head into Sunday’s Rhone-Alpes derby with fierce rivals Saint-Etienne on a terrific run of form sparked by the return to prominence of captain and leading scorer Nabil Fekir.

The 24-year-old has helped fill the considerable hole left by the sale of prolific striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer and dragged Lyon out of an early-season rut.

Full steam ahead for Lyon in derby showdown

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon head into Sunday’s Rhone-Alpes derby with fierce rivals Saint-Etienne on a terrific run of form sparked by the return to prominence of captain and leading scorer Nabil Fekir.

The 24-year-old has helped fill the considerable hole left by the sale of prolific striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer and dragged Lyon out of an early-season rut.

Lyon beat Everton to pile pressure on Koeman

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon piled the pressure on Everton manager Ronald Koeman with a 2-1 Europa League win at Goodison Park on Thursday, while Olivier Giroud’s acrobatic late strike snatched Arsenal a 1-0 victory over 10-man Red Star Belgrade.

Nabil Fekir’s penalty put French side Lyon ahead early on as Everton struggled for inspiration with Wayne Rooney rested and watching on from the stands.

Monaco beaten by late Lyon thunderbolt goal

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Paris (AFP) – Nabil Fekir’s last-gasp free-kick delivered three crucial points to Lyon in Ligue 1 Friday as their captain sealed a 3-2 home win over champions Monaco.

The defeat of the second-placed southerners offers Paris Saint-Germain the chance to climb six points clear at Dijon on Saturday.

Fekir fuels Lyon, Marseille slump again

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Paris (AFP) – Nabil Fekir struck his fourth goal in five matches as Lyon defeated Guingamp 2-1 on Sunday, while Rennes belatedly secured their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory at Marseille.

Mariano Diaz curled in a 19th-minute opener for Lyon as the former Real Madrid striker netted his fourth Ligue 1 goal since his close-season arrival from Spain.

Fekir fuels Lyon, Marseille slump again

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Paris (AFP) – Nabil Fekir struck his fourth goal in five matches as Lyon defeated Guingamp 2-1 on Sunday, while Rennes belatedly secured their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory at Marseille.

Mariano Diaz curled in a 19th-minute opener for Lyon as the former Real Madrid striker netted his fourth Ligue 1 goal since his close-season arrival from Spain.

Bordeaux rescue act negates Fekir magic

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Paris (AFP) – Bordeaux forward Malcom struck a superb stoppage-time equaliser in a 3-3 draw at 10-man Lyon on Saturday to help cancel out a sublime halfway-line lob from Nabil Fekir.

France international Fekir drilled the ball over Benoit Costil with his weaker right foot after just 10 minutes having spotted the Bordeaux goalkeeper well off his line.

Bordeaux rescue act negates Fekir magic

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Paris (AFP) – Bordeaux forward Malcom struck a superb stoppage-time equaliser in a 3-3 draw at 10-man Lyon on Saturday to help cancel out a sublime halfway-line lob from Nabil Fekir.

France international Fekir drilled the ball over Benoit Costil with his weaker right foot after just 10 minutes having spotted the Bordeaux goalkeeper well off his line.

Nice down Lyon to pull clear of Monaco

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Paris (AFP) High-flyers Nice stretched their lead at the top of Ligue 1 with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Lyon on Friday after second-place Monaco crashed to defeat at Toulouse.

Nice captain Paul Baysse volleyed in a fifth-minute strike at the Allianz Riviera while Jean-Michael Seri swept in a second on 76 minutes to send Lucien Favre's men four points clear at the summit.

Nice down Lyon to pull clear of Monaco

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Paris (AFP) High-flyers Nice stretched their lead at the top of Ligue 1 with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Lyon on Friday after second-place Monaco crashed to defeat at Toulouse.

Nice captain Paul Baysse volleyed in a fifth-minute strike at the Allianz Riviera while Jean-Michael Seri swept in a second on 76 minutes to send Lucien Favre's men four points clear at the summit.

Weakened Lyon slump to defeat at Lorient

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Paris (AFP) Lyon missed the chance to move level on points with stumbling champions Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Saturday after losing 1-0 at struggling Lorient.

Jimmy Cabot scored the only goal of the game early in the second half in Brittany as Lyon lost for the third time in the league already this season.

Weakened Lyon slump to defeat at Lorient

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Paris (AFP) Lyon missed the chance to move level on points with stumbling champions Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Saturday after losing 1-0 at struggling Lorient.

Jimmy Cabot scored the only goal of the game early in the second half in Brittany as Lyon lost for the third time in the league already this season.

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Football Tat: Lyon Produce Official Mug And Merchandise To Commemorate ‘Famous’ 2-1 Win Over PSG (Photo)

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Olympique Lyonnais have drawn a whole heap of mockery from PSG fans after a range of merchandise commemorating their recent 2-1 win over the Parisians appeared in their club shop.

A 94th-minute winner from Memphis Depay saw Lyon plunder a dramatic victory that ate into PSG's lead at the top of Ligue 1, reducing the deficit between the two sides to a mere eight points.

Ligue 1: Hundreds Of Lyon Supporters Hold Shirts Aloft In Unison As Tribute To Nabil Fekir And His Riot-Inducing Derby Goal Celebration (Video)

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It looks like Nabil Fekir has earned himself instant cult hero status at Lyon thanks to his little riot-instigating goal celebration stunt against rivals Saint Etienne earlier this month.

On a choppy old derby night at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, the Lyon winger reacted to the incessant booing of the home fans by celebrating his side's fifth goal (in a 5-0 rollicking) in defiant fashion.

Lyon confirm Nabil Fekir will miss six months after suffering ruptured right ACL

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Lyon (AFP) France international striker Nabil Fekir will undergo knee surgery on Monday after picking up the serious injury playing against Portugal last week, his Ligue 1 club, Lyon, confirmed.

The operation will be carried out by Dr. Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet in the private Jean-Mermoz Hospital in Lyon in southeast France.

Lyon confirm Nabil Fekir will miss six months after suffering ruptured right ACL

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Lyon (AFP) France international striker Nabil Fekir will undergo knee surgery on Monday after picking up the serious injury playing against Portugal last week, his Ligue 1 club, Lyon, confirmed.

The operation will be carried out by Dr. Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet in the private Jean-Mermoz Hospital in Lyon in southeast France.

French striker hints at future Manchester United transfer: It is a club of dreams

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After Anthony Martial joined Manchester United in a deadline day move from Monaco, Lyon striker Nabil Fekir has revealed his love for the Old Trafford side claiming he would love to play for the Old Trafford side one day.

Not Lacazette: Wenger set sights on Lyon star

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry recently criticised striker Olivier Giroud saying the French striker is not good enoughto lead the attacking line for the Gunners. Arsene Wenger however has other views and he responded to such criticisms saying Henry is paid to say controversial things.

The return of Clement Grenier could be a catalyst for the Ligue 1 title

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There was a point during Lyon's match against Bastia at the Stade de Gerland where the crowd felt that things were not going to go the home side's way. Nabil Fekir was having an underwhelming game, Alexandre Lacazette was becoming increasingly exasperated with his side's inability to break down the impressively organized visitors, whilst on the sideline coach Hubert Fournier was looking on hoping for a chance to materialize.

Man City target ONLY wants Arsenal move!

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There is a very interesting Arsenal rumour doing the rounds today that an extremely promising French international wants to move to the Emirates. The agent (and father) of the versatile Lyon striker Nabil Fekir has revealed that he has turned down a bid from Manchester City and will only let the 21 year-old move to [.

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Ligue 1: Nabil Fekir Scores Immense Long-Ranger From Halfway Line As Lyon Draw With Bordeaux (Video)

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A last-gasp equaliser from Malcom earned Bordeaux a share of the points in a dramatic 3-3 draw at Lyon on Saturday.

However, the goal of the game, and possibly of the season, came after just 10 minutes, courtesy of French international Nabil Fekir.

Picking up the ball inside his own-half, Fekir raced forward to the halfway line before launching a long-range rocket which caught 'keeperBenoit Costil off-guard and it was with his weaker foot too!