Coupet in Gunners link
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been thwarted in his attempts to land a whole host of top class keepers to replace the departed David Seaman this summer, and could land Coupet who is desperate to quit the club after a bust-up with officials.
After missing out on Rustu Recber to Barcelona, Flavio Roma, who elected to stay with Monaco, Christian Abbiati of Milan ,and with Besiktas extending Colombian Oscar Cordoba's deal for another year, the Frenchman is fast running out of alternatives.
Coupet has been refused a contract extension at Stade de Gerland and would jump at the chance to link up with the North London giants, if the reports in L'Equipe bear fruit, but has also been linked with swap deals involving other Le Championnat clubs, most notably with Bordeaux's Ulrich Rame.
It is believed that Highbury vice-chairman David Dein has been in talks with his Lyon counterpart Jean-Michel Aulas, although it is not known if Coupet was a topic of discussion.