Arsenal target shocked by their recent transfer activity

Arsenal’s progress in their bid to sign James Maddison has stunned the representatives of Houssem Aouar, according to Sun Sports.

The Frenchman has been a long-term target of the Gunners and they attempted to sign him in the last transfer window.

The 23-year-old remains their target and as he has two more years left on his current deal, he has been linked with a move to north London in this transfer window again.

Arsenal could sign him now for significantly less than they would have done in the last summer transfer window.

However, they have made Maddison a priority in the last few days and the report says their move for the Englishman has stunned the camp of Aouar.

They hope that their move for the Leicester City midfielder falls flat so that they will return for their player.

The Frenchman is one of the most important players at Lyon, but they are ready to cash in on him now so that they can add more money to their transfer kitty.

Arsenal would have to pay top dollar to sign Maddison with Leicester famous for not selling their stars cheaply.

The report says the Gunners might have to pay as much as £60m to sign the former Norwich City man.

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  1. 🤪😏 what are they thinking after they’ve rejected Arsenal’s offer last season, we don’t know they are still expecting us

  2. If it’s true Aouar is about Euro 25 million, then he is a good deal…could be playing against Brentford. That game is just over a week away and our team will be virtually last seasons team unless someone wakes up and realises the season is upon us.

  3. Arteta and Edu had better roll up their sleeves , seems every EPL team is armed to the teeth,

    Arteta, if you are reading , please stock up the team and stop gallivanting around.

    Statements are being made in and out, we need to take the EPL by surprise, by the close of 21/22 season.

    1. Even Villa has signed Danny Ings….for these this is a definite sign of intent to better themselves. Hope we start showing the same intent.

        1. It can be done if you have an asset worth £100m. A great loss for AV to lose their talisman but the windfall softens the blow if the money is properly invested

          1. Yeah, Villa have been doing some great things over the last 2 seasons…really impressed with them and wish them well in the upcoming season.

            I think our main issue is we never sell our “stars” at the right time. We sometimes hold onto them too long in my opinion. I always use the Liverpool example with Suarez. We would NEVER have sold a player like Suarez but long term it worked out perfectly for Pool and they won the EPL.

          2. We sold to City – Toure (14M), Adebayor(25M), Clichy(7m),Nasri(25M), That is 71M ten years ago + Sagna on a free. Whom did we invest in – the likes of Chamak, Sanogo, Assano or some Wengerno or Wengerknow? Wenger thought he knew it all. Our decline started with buying trash, seconds before the window would close rather then proper scouting, analysis and paying the right fee/wages. Except Carzola and Sanchez, rest all that Wenger hired were flops (Mikel as a player included). Another point is that our fans or some of them rather, value player over the club as most recent was the Ozil saga when clearly the player’s form had dipped and needed a break, yet fans got on Unai’s back and many posted utter rubbish trash talk. When Luiz Soares was transfered Pool fans did not go beserk, they saw the larger picture. When Ozil was dropped for sporting resons, there was hue and cry all around over here. Well give Edu and Mikel time, they need to roll out the dross to hire real players not some masquerading as players. As no one seems bothered in our players, Mikel has to run down their contracts then only he can hire competetive players. Our challange will only start once their gone – maybe the 2024-25 season. Anything good what Mikel achieves would be his solely to his nous and as a genius.

  4. There definitely needs to be a good plan B as an alternative for Maddison, because Leicester couild easily just keep him.

    1. tas, not forking out £70-£80 million on James Maddison (given cost, injury and disciplinary record) is not being “cheapskates”, if Arsenal does a package deal with Lyon and gets Houssem Aouar and Bruno Guimaraes, plus change left over for the same money. This would be excellent business by Arsenal, given Lyon won Ligue 1 last year (the players are winners) and Lyon need to sell for their financial security. Leicester City do not have to sell Maddison, unless the sum offered is to good to pass up, ie far more than he is worth.
      Here’s hoping Edu, Garlick and Arteta are on the ball.

        1. Apologies to all for my error; I got confused by both starting with “L”. 🙄
          In any case my points about Aouar and Guimaraes, as value for money players, who would upgrade Arsenal and dealing with Lyon, who need to sell, are still valid.

  5. I’ve been disturbed about the obsession over James. He’s good but definitely not worth that 60m considering his injury record. I’ve watched him for two seasons now and can testify that he’s a fantastic player but there are players that will offer what he offers for far less.

  6. I would go for Aour as he is a cheaper option and taking into consideration that Leicester will not allow Madisson to leave, cheaply.

    Then we go for Lautaro Martinez 🙂

    1. As stated above, make Lyon the “one stop shop” and get Houssem Aouar and Bruno Guimaraes for less than what Leicester City want for James Maddison with change to buy Onana, as back up goalkeeper.

  7. Madison is injury prone and has got discipline problems. I agree with the idea of Aouar+Guimaraes or Aouar plus Bissouma for the same amount of money spent on Madison. BTW hope Arsenal make deals fast, the season is almost upon us.

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