Arsenal on alert as French outfit prepare for life without midfielder

L’Equipe claims that Lyon is preparing for life without Arsenal target Houssem Aouar and they have identified a replacement for him.

Arsenal has made Aouar a top target in this transfer window as they look to add a midfielder to their team. The Gunners have been told that they will have to pay more than £30m to land the 22-year-old.

He has been developing his game and getting better each season at Lyon. Aouar helped the French side to reach the semifinal of the Champions League last season.

They will not play in Europe this season and he might move to the Emirates before this transfer window closes. The report claims that Lyon is already looking to land AC Milan’s Lucas Paqueta as a replacement for Aouar.

Paqueta joined Milan last year after breaking through at Brazilian side, Flamengo.

He was one of their most important players in his first season, but he is struggling for game-time now and his career might be helped by a switch to Lyon.

Arsenal also wants to sign Thomas Partey, but the spotlight has been focused on Aouar in recent weeks and it will be interesting to see which of them eventually joins Mikel Arteta’s side.

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8 Comments

  1. Hill says:

    Let’s get this one done then maybe go for Diawara as an alternative to Partey

    1. RSH says:

      Yeah, hoping by end of next week this transfer is finished. Whatever is happening with Torreira seems to be holding up our bid.

    2. Rashid80 says:

      No no definitely not diawara! He’s injured most of the time! Either Partey or Marc Roca

      1. Matthew Shannon says:

        Marc Roca just went to Atletico I think.

      2. ozziegunner says:

        👍

  2. Mish says:

    Lets hope we get this done.

    For me i prefare leicester’s wilfred ndidi, he is younger, epl proven and mhen that guy is a dry cleaner in the middle of the park, very aggressive, above all had been topping the top tacklers chart each season.

    I guess he may likely be super expensive though…for longterm stability not an almost 30 yr old who will give us very brief ……

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Thomas Partey was born 13 June 1993, so 27 yo not 30. At the end of a 4 year contract he would be 31, the same age as Aubameyang now.

  3. Abdul iliyasu salifu says:

    Diawara?? I rather keep Torriera.

    Partey is the ideal player for DM.
    The west ham game tells how much we need him.our midfield was fragile.

    Arsenal should be difficult to beat and that should be our main concern.For goal scoring ,we have men

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