Arsenal are the ‘only’ club to have lodged offer for CL semi-finalist

Arsenal are the only club to have tabled an offer for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar at present.

His current club’s owner has confirmed that Aouar may leave this summer as he looks to raise funds following the Coronavirus pandemic, which left his side not only missing out on a large chunk of their league schedule, but also ended their hopes of climbing up the table in the European places.

They will be a huge loss to the European competitions, especially given their extended run in this season’s elite edition, eliminating Manchester City on their way to the semi-final, and will more than likely boast losing tothe winners of the competition, Bayern Munich.

With only domestic action on the horizon for next season, you could understand why some players would be considering their futures, and Aouar is very much on the radar of a number of clubs after a number of consistent displays.

The 22 year-old is claimed to be of interest to Manchester City and Juventus, but Matt Spiro is citing L’Equipe in stating that Arsenal are the only club to have lodged an offer, supposedly including a cash-plus Matteo Guendouzi deal.

With uncertainty over the possibility of signing Dani Ceballos this summer, we could well be able to land a much more creative talent in Aouar, but we remain far from a deal at present.

Things could begin to materialise in the near future following his club’s elimination from the Champions League, although how much time they will be given before their new league campaign starts may be very little, their opening tie against Dijon scheduled in for next Friday.

Could Arsenal really land a star like Aouar unchallenged?

Patrick

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5 Comments

  1. Atid says:

    Why not?

    We pretty much only get our players when we are unchallenged. I mean who else was really in for ozil, aubameyang, lacazette, Tierney, Saliba, torreira, the list can go on.

    The days of arsenal pipping half a dozen clubs to a signing passed many years ago.

    Hopefully our phoenix will rise again under Arteta wings and we can fly to the top once again.

    Just don’t hold your breath, lol

  2. Olushorlar says:

    I’m just happy Arteta is tackling our problems and we cud as well see that the board trust him. Goodluck to the gooners!

  3. Eddie says:

    It was a bid made two weeks ago…. Lyon rejected it I think.
    Probably maybe because they were still in the competition.
    I hope Arsenal push for this deal

  4. Abdul iliyasu salifu says:

    Aouar is a gem.Get him on board plus Partey.and with our young guys around we can skip the transfer window for 3-4 seasons.Or we will only sign one player maybe to strengthen.

    The players we are assembling are very young squad who can play for 5-10 years to come.

  5. ozziegunner says:

    Word is Guendouzi plus cash;negotiations still taking place. It is good if Arsenal has a few irons in the fire to replace Ceballos.
    As for Thomas Partey just pay the €50 million, before some other club does!

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