Arsenal target’s first choice destination named by French news outlet

Arsenal were recently named as the only club to have tabled an offer to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon this summer, but Juventus is claimed to be his preferred destination.

The midfielder’s stocks have skyrocketed this term after a hugely impressive European campaign, in which he starred in helping his side to reach the semi-final of the Champions League, missing out on a place in the final to Bayern Munich.

Arsenal were recently named as the only club with an official offer for his signature, but a number of other clubs are also linked with an interest, including Juventus, PSG, Real Madrid and Manchester City.

Le10Sport states that his preference is to join the Italian champions Juve, although his destination this summer could well depend on who wants him most.

GFFN states that Lyon are eyeing €60 Million this summer for his signature, and I imagine many clubs will baulk as such an asking price following the current world climate after the Coronavirus pandemic.

There has been limited rumours of Arsenal’s interest since our supposed offer two weeks ago, which could well mean that Lyon have priced us out of the 22 year-old’s capture, and we may already be eyeing alternative targets.

Dani Ceballos is also believed to be a target, having impressed on loan during the previous season, but we have so far struggled to agree his potential return with Real Madrid as of yet.

Our midfield players last season gave very little goal contributions last term, and while Aouar may not be on his way to the Emirates for next season, a player of his style would be a huge boost to our side.

Could we convince Aouar to snub our rivals and join our exciting squad? Would Arsenal be willing to pay the asking price for a player we need?

Patrick

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4 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    Not a chance.In the unlikely event of him moving to the EPL I would put money on him landing at Man City.

  2. Sean says:

    As much as I would love him at Arsenal he will be at a club in UCL. That will hamper any deal we want until we get back in to Europe’s elite competition I’m afraid.

    Party could be the same and I think Gabriel deal is proving that not being in the UCL will cost us our targets. Cabellos is different as hes been here and enjoyed his football so he might end up in loan but again he sees bigger than Arsenal.

    It’s a shame but its true. Hopefully Mikels 3year plan with Willian comes to fruition…

  3. Okiror says:

    But honestly why don’t players also make decisions faster seeing that d window is very short and there is less time for preseason
    Players like Gabriel should have been signed n sealed already am tired of waiting n nothing is happening

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