Arsenal battling Manchester City for 21-year-old Ligue 1 ace

Lyon’s Houssem Aouar is the subject of a transfer tug of war between Manchester City and Arsenal, claims Sun Sports.

The Gunners have plans to add some talented players to their ranks and the 21-year-old, who has been interesting top European sides for some seasons now, is one of their targets.

The report claims that Mikel Arteta would like to add him to his team, however, the Spaniard faces increasing competition from Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola has been a long-term admirer of the midfielder and he singled him out for praise when he faced Lyon in the Champions League last season.

City has been on a spending spree recently after they paid for the transfer of both Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres.

They will not be shy in spending the cash if Guardiola tells them that he needs the Frenchman and that might see them beat Arsenal to his signature.

The report adds that Lyon values him at £54m, however, due to the impact of coronavirus on the finances of teams around Europe, they might be forced to take a significantly less amount for him.

Arsenal has shown to the world that they have a serious money shortage, it remains unclear if they will be able to compete for top players in this transfer window.

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9 Comments

  1. Eddie says:

    Lmao….we ain’t getting him, forget it. Arsenal can’t afford him

    1. Siamois says:

      Come on Eddie, what about letting us hope??may be just may be!

  2. ACE says:

    $54M reasons why Arsenal aren’t a
    serious player for the talented
    Frenchmen.

    Pep absolutely loves him and well
    Pep usually gets what he wants.

    1. Siamois says:

      You might be right there!sadly.we are craving creativity,our midfielders stats are some of the worst when it comes to assists,chances created…may be Laca could have a word with him,you never know!

  3. ozziegunner says:

    If Arsenal has a spare £54 million, they should invest it in Thomas Partey and Marc Roca and sell Lucas Torreira.
    One should remember that Emile Smith-Rowe is returning from Huddersfield and AMN should be encouraged to stay.
    It is far better to give home grown players the opportunity to develop to either keep or sell on as established players. Similarly with young forwards such as Nheketia, Balogun and Greenwood. There are more pressing areas of need for any scarce transfer funds in box to box midfielder, DM and CB.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Not forgetting Martinelli, Jules as forwards and Willock and Ceballos (should he return) in midfield.
      Decisions have to be made, who to give opportunities, who to go on loan and who to sell?

    2. Siamois says:

      Creativity is definitely a priority for us,none of our midfielders averaged more than2 goals or 2assists for the season, don’t you realise how bad the situation is?I mean Ozil still has more assists even though he hasn’t played since the restart and as you know the rumour has it that AMN is available for sale at 30M and ESR come on,the guy cannot be our first option if we are serious, he was out on loan in the championship,Aouar is the real deal and still very young playing CL football by the way last night he got the penalty that put Lyon through at the expense of Juventus!

  4. Mrcool says:

    Let’s get Cantwel from norwich , the team is relegated and he will come way cheaper.

    The gym is young, fast with epl experience.

    If we can’t get partey, arsenal should go for doucoure . He will be a cheaper alternative because wartford is relegated too.

    Arsenal should always look inward instead of risking scarse funds on foreign players.

    There are good player around that can improve our team

  5. Mrcool says:

    *guy

    *Scarce

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