Arsenal set to miss out on goalkeeper target with Lyon agreeing personal terms

Arsenal were strongly linked with a move to sign Andre Onana from Ajax this summer, but those reports have gone quiet of late, and he is now believed to have agreed personal terms over a move to Lyon.

The goalkeeper has been banned from playing since February, when he failed a doping test after taking Furosemide, and was initially given a 12-month ban from the playing field. Onana has since appealed the decision and had that reduced to nine months, meaning he could return to action in November, but our interest appeared to have cooled since.

We now look set to miss out altogether with the Cameroon international believed to have agreed terms with Ligue giants Lyon over a permanent move this summer. L’Equipe claims that while terms have been agreed, the two teams are yet to have come to an agreement over the fee, but Arsenal don’t appear to be in the running any longer regardless.

Bernd Leno was previously linked with the exit door, which may have been a key reason behind us investing time into seeking out a replacement, but that is another transfer which has seemingly dissipated in recent weeks, although there remains plenty of time for a potential suitor to emerge.

Will Arsenal regret missing out on Onana? Is it too late to make our own move to sign him instead of Lyon?


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  1. How will they miss out on him when they are no longer in running for the guy? Arsenal must have their reason to cool their interest in him. Look at it carefully, do you think Arsenal will sign all the players that you yourself have reported on this site that we are supposedly interested in?

  2. not a big deal. It seems Leno is staying so why would we need two GK’s that can be No 1.’s? We only have domestic games this season. We shouldn’t be in for another GK. Just use a youth one as backup.

  3. Arsenal have been linked with virtually all players. Let’s see who we sign at the end of the window!

  4. Lyon have an excellent track record in buying prospects for relatively low values, then selling for high transfer fees.
    If a club is looking to buy and sell on, Onana, as a Cameroon international, would be a “no brainer”.

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