Arsenal places Aouar only third on their list of midfield targets

Arsenal has an interest in Houssem Aouar, which has been ongoing since last summer when they had a bid for him rejected by Lyon.

The French club is more desperate to sell him now as he enters the final two years of his current deal.

Arsenal’s midfield has lost Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, who both returned to Real Madrid following their loan spell at the Emirates.

Ceballos spent two seasons on loan with Arsenal while Odegaard was with the Gunners for just the second half of last season.

They want the Norwegian back, but it is proving difficult for them to get their man.

They have now targeted a move for James Maddison as an alternative, making it three midfield stars on their radar.

Journalist Pete O’Rourke claims the Gunners remain interested in a move for Aouar, but he is only their third choice after Odegaard and Maddison.

“We know Arsenal have held a long term interest in the French midfielder, but there are other priorities higher in the list than Arsenal, that’s not to say he isn’t on that list, but they’re interested in James Maddison and Martin Odegaard and then Aouar is probably third on that list,” he said on The Football Terrace podcast

“If Arsenal can’t make a breakthrough for Maddison or Odegaard then we might see a bid from Arsenal for Aouar, I know his agents are still talking with Arsenal about a potential deal. it’s one that’s on the backburner right now, but I wouldn’t rule it out.”

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16 Comments

  1. John0711 says:

    We are getting the same 💩 as the last few seasons and you can re circulate for the next few. We are a mid table team with a mid table manager and a relegation seeking owner

  2. MartinelliTheBench says:

    MA just got voted 19th out of 20 out of the EPL managers🤣 even Vieira got voted above him!

    Grand total of 0.2% of the votes! Everyone knows he’s poor, our competition are probably thrilled he’s here.

    1. Simon says:

      Doesn’t mean anything

    2. allezkev says:

      Where was this poll taken?

    3. SueP says:

      How many people voted?

      1. MartinelliTheBench says:

        At least 10,000 people as the percentages go to 2 decimal places.

        Pep got 37.74% so as a figure that is 0.3774

        1. Simon says:

          They don’t matter

  3. StanBillion says:

    Why is the Arsenal owner treating this club like
    this?
    Just imagine how Aston Villa completed Danny
    Ings deal without rumours of it in the media.
    The owners don’t care about the status and
    state of the club like we the fans do. Oh my
    goodness! I’m so pained!
    I blame Arsene and Thierry for making me love
    this club and I can’t just stop loving the club.

  4. Franko says:

    Arteta has to get technical and creative players in. We need a pacy, technical and creative Midfielder, and a pacy and technical Right Back. For now he should play Lokonga and Tavares in midfied instead of Xhaka. Xhaka has no pace and attacking ability like Tavares who has pace, can dribble and take on players. I believe Tavares will add more bite to the attack than Xhaka who prefers to sit deep and throw passes with little or no assist to show for it.

    —————————-Leno———————–

    Bellerin——–White——Mari———Tieney

    —————-Lokonga———Tavares———–

    ————————-Smith Rowe——————–

    Auba/Saka—-Lacazette/Auba—Pepe/Martinelli

    1. Godfrey Kirimi says:

      You cannot be a manager

      1. Franko says:

        You have no idea what time it is. It will shock you soon enough.

  5. Tactical Gunner says:

    I can’t blame Arsenal when the media links every breathing player to the club and our insatiable fans jumps into dreams with their contrasting views.. I have come to believe that Arsenal fans are one of the reasons why the club buy expensive and sell cheap.. See how they will slate Nelson but praise other players.. If you play any sport, you will know how much confidence match support.. That’s why Xhaka will play for any manager and also better when Arsenal play away

  6. Biscuitbum says:

    If he’s available as stated, we should get him. Maddison for me is a non starter as we ain’t gonna pay £60m, and we are being messed around with Odegaard.

  7. gunnerforlife says:

    I would put Aouar before Madison and Odegaard.

  8. Mikey says:

    #Kroenkeout it’s time to listen to Spotify

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