Arsenal may still be able to land long term target for a discounted fee

Arsenal has been handed a boost in their bid to sign Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar this summer after the French side reduced their asking price.

The midfielder has been on the radar of the Gunners for much of this transfer window and they have made at least one bid to sign him.

Their offer hasn’t been good enough to get Lyon to do business with them, but they haven’t given up on signing him.

Mikel Arteta’s side offered £32million for him, but Lyon president, Jean Michel Alaus claims that their offer is nowhere near his club’s valuation of the France international.

He told Canal+ via Express Sports: “There was a timid offer. We felt like they didn’t consider the fact that this is a player in the French national team. So, it was an offer that did not even make us consider making a sale.”

When asked how much Lyon want for the player, €40million (£36m) or €50million (£45m).

“It is certainly more than the first number that you mentioned,” he replied.

Arsenal has been the subject of much transfer speculation this summer, but they have only managed to sign Gabriel Magalhaes and Willian on permanent transfers and Dani Ceballos on loan.

Arteta needs a new midfielder and as they prepare to allow Lucas Torriera to join Atletico Madrid, it is even more important for them to sign Aouar.

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22 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    OT..Bloody hell, Pool did alright – £23.5m for Brewster 😳

    1. AY75 says:

      Which team did he sign for?………. Sheffield?

      1. Sue says:

        Yes, AY75… apparently not in time to face us on Sunday though. Not bad negotiating hey?!!

        1. AY75 says:

          Not bad at all…. makes me wonder why they didn’t go ahead to pay £15m for Balogun (I do hope that means we’re keeping him). Really good business Liverpool did.

    2. Kstix says:

      Sue I think that’s because Liverpool have built themselves into an elite team and every single player is viewed as good quality by other teams, I don’t think 5 years ago, they would have been able to sell him for 10million. Once the quality in your squad increases, the valuation of players that are not even in the first team increases too automatically. Ozil and sanchez were not featuring in the first 11 of their teams when arsenal bought them for transfer record breaking prices.

      1. Sue says:

        I think you have that bang on, Kstix. Look at how much they’ve made from Solanke, Ibe, Lovren and Ward… on top of Brewster!!

        1. Kstix says:

          I hope in a few years, we can be that elite team, because right now, we’re even selling quality players for low prices because of the general view of our squad. I mean we finished 8th last season. Only our very best players would command higher fees

    3. Kenya 001 says:

      And mustafi can only go for 11 🤓,Niles 20,ozil 8🤦 damnit something ain’t right somewhere

  2. Christopher Loum says:

    Bringing in Thomas and Aouar in midfield will have solve that hole in Arsenal’s Midfield. Come on Arsenal go get these two (THOMAS AND AOUAR)

    1. Aden says:

      Yes we need both thomas and Aour if not let’s forget to be challengers of the title

  3. kisinga nicodemus says:

    atleast aouar

  4. Emmaobi says:

    Arsenal is an unserious club. That’s why we can’t carry league.

    1. Aden says:

      Yes we need both thomas and Aour if not let’s forget to be challengers of the title

  5. AY75 says:

    Oh great…. yet another boost today 😀😀

    1. RSH says:

      soon it’ll be boost hours, minutes.

      1. AY75 says:

        😀😀

  6. Crowther says:

    Patient as always until we end up retaining papa,mustafi,kola etc and we sign almost non

  7. Sylvester Onyango says:

    Defenceis parked with players most of them surplus,sell the likes of Mustafi,Luis,Socratis and even Bellerin.Some are still good but pecking order will consign them to the bench while they can still fit in many leagues

  8. Declan says:

    I’m reading PSG want Aouar and nothing is moving regarding Partey. Three days left and I’m doubting whether anyone will be signed by us.

  9. Sean Williams says:

    We wait so long for a discount. If we would have bought him a month ago we may have beaten Liverpool in the PL game. If we made a last minute signing out of the blue for an unexpected player fair enough, but we have been chasing Aouar for ages. Seems a topsy turvy way of doing business. Maybe we should wait for the sales…we might get a 10% discount.

    1. Wayne says:

      I said a week ago that Gabriel Magalhaes was Arsenal last signing and they are yet to prove me wrong. Frustrating, we can forget about making top four, unless midfield is strengthened. Worst club in the world, when it comes to transfers. Arteta should not stay at Arsenal, if the board and owners, do not back him now, because they will ruin his career. He should seek work with a club that will respect him and support his vision to be successful. Arsenal board are corrupt jokers.

  10. Johnson says:

    I will be so pissed if Arsenal miss out on Aouar, I just read a new article that Real Madrid have jumped to the top of the queue and if that goes through we might as well just give up on our top 4 chances

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