Arsenal offered long-term target on loan-to-buy basis

Arsenal have been offered Houssem Aouar on a loan-to-but basis, with Lyon keen to offload the midfielder.

The Gunners have been strongly linked with the creative talent for a number of transfer windows, with Aouar believed to be keen on making the switch to North London.

Last summer rumours grew strong, partly fuelled by comments by Jean Michel Aulas who confirmed our interest in his signature, but we opted to splash out on the arrival of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid instead.

The Sun(via Sky Sports) claims that the Ligue 1 side are now keen to offload the 23 year-old, and have offered him to Arsenal on a loan-to-buy basis.

It remains to be seen whether the Gunners are looking at their CM role after Granit Xhaka extended his stay at the Emirates, signing a new deal after a reported move to Roma fell through, with Albert Sambi Lokonga has already joined also.

I hope that the reports are true about the supposed offering, as I don’t believe our first eleven has improved much despite our expenditure, whereas Aouar would bring another dimension to our options, and a more creative addition that our CM role has lacked since the departure of Santi Cazorla.

Would Arsenal be mad to turn down the chance to sign Aouar?


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  1. Would make sense

    1) we wont pay too much
    2) Lyon get some cash
    3) we get to see if he’s a troublemaker

  2. £50 million a year ago and now they can’t gat him out on loan and no one is interested so what’s he done or what’s wrong?

    1. “what’s he done or what’s wrong?”
      According to reports, Aouar has attitude issues at his club and Aouar was underperforming last season.

    2. He wa red to move to Arsenal, but they put a high price for him. That is why he developed an attitude and did not perform well.

    1. Arsenal are bloody bottom and trying to pick and choose. They made the same mistake when Payet wanted to come arsenal. Payet is a creative genius, and no – attitude. The attitude was trying to secure a move. If MBappe does not get move to Real Madrid – they may start to say he developing attitude. Arsenal needs to sign Houssem and try get the brighton midfielder. Please Arsenal – do it.

  3. What a stupid article, AFC have the whole spine of the team out inc our two top defenders and our new star midfielder Odegaard and you expected them to win the first two games? Grow up and learn the game!

  4. Would rather have Weston McKennie or Bissouma because we need steel in that middle.

    enough of the bullying in the midfield and more protection to our defence.

  5. That deal is an absolute no-brainer, there’s no way this guy could regress to the point where this a bad deal. There was also a lot said about Auba’s attitude shortly before his transfer to Arsenal.

  6. would definitely desire a creative midfield addition, but I just don’t see this happening considering that Arteta clearly wanted Ode so that he could maintain his piss-poor tactical philosophy, notwithstanding the offensive mirage during our father/son outing against WestBrom…where exactly would Aouar play in our base 4-2-3-1, who would be sacrificed, like ESR and others will be with the assurances Ode’s undoubtedly been given and what would he bring to the equation with our present offensive shackles…of bigger concern is the fact that United appears to be on the precipice of re-signing Ronaldo, so where will City turn their attentions to next as they attempt to address their “Striker” position

    1. Beginning to see a hidden agenda by Arteta,to really expect him as a coach to nullify a given threat,he does the opposite, he could have Saliba,but didn’t then doesn’t strengthen the middle, now he doesn’t use all the stenghts with players at his disposal,Martinelli he is a SABOTEUR

  7. This report does not make sense! A player of his value a mere year ago now suddenly available, APPARENTLY, on loan? Rubbish!

  8. PLEASE GO AND GET HIM, IF HE DOESN’T WORK OUT DO AWAY WITH THE LOAN. He is a quality addition and a massive quality upgrade over Xhaka every day of the week. We need A Right Back ( not enjoying Arteta,s patchwork theory for right back, 4 dud,s are four dud,s ) and Bissouma or Aouar and if their sending Nketiah on, then a striker as well liked the tape I’ve seen on Alexader Isak from Sweden and Edoard from Celtic. We need more quality in that starting 11.

  9. No need for Aouar since we have Ordegaard,We need Bissouma because of Partey’s injuries now and then and the fact that Xhaka will cost us as usual and a striker if Auba and Nkethia goes and that is Eduardo from Celtic or Isak and lastly a right back if Berlin leaves since we cannot depend on Chambers and Cedric

    1. There’s nothing wrong in bringing ouar to the Emirates on loan. I see him partnering with odegard in the middle of the pack. Arteta was a bit hasty in renewing xhakas contract. Xhaka makes unforced mistakes and he is a bit slow with the ball. Let’s give ouar a chance to prove himself. Attitude is not the issue here. If he can deliver we can tolerate his attitude. So many people have been tolerated because they delivered including bill Clinton in politics and. Romario in soccer and so many others that I can’t list. If he was going through frustration in Lyon that could ignite his attitudinal problems. I think ouar has overstayed in Lyon and was eagerly looking up to new challenges. Let’s give him a try.

  10. We would be so bloody stupid to let Aouar slip through our fingers, if we don’t take this chance of signing him this summer and go for someone else then he may go to a new club and that’ll be it we might as well kiss a brilliant player goodbye!!!!!! ⚽⚽🥅🥅🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏅

    1. What is the point of all these emojis and what are they suppose to mean , if anything at all! I never understand why mature adults- which I assume you are, though maybe wrongly – use emojis. Surely they are just for children to use?

  11. Looking at two sides of a coin, a loan with an OPTION TO BUY seems good cos we will know what we are signing afterwards. If he flops then we do away with the buy option, if he excells we pay the little cash. This way we will avoid having future regrets like before!

  12. I think we should go for him because of his quality and he will also bring stability to our midfield.

  13. Aouar is a player we DO need. He can play in all midfield positions, deep or forward. Lets get real, Xhaka and Elneny are a poor pairing. For a loan to buy, if that is true, it’s beyond a no brainer. We are trying to create a quality team. We have too many carthorses in the squad.

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