Arsenal want Bundesliga star in place of Aouar

The Athletic says that Arsenal is set to abandon their pursuit of Lyonโ€™s Houssem Aouar and make a move for Julian Brandt instead.

Brandt moved to Borussia Dortmund last year, but he has been underwhelming for them as they attempt to topple Bayern Munich.

Arsenal struggled to get the cash needed to sign Aouar in the last transfer window and they might still not be able to get him next month.

Arsenalโ€™s major problem has been that of creativity and the Gunners are already running out of time to solve it.

Brandt was highly-rated when he played for Bayer Leverkusen and he even attracted attention from Liverpool before he made the move to Dortmund.

The presence of the likes of Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham has seen his chances to play regularly reduce for some time now and a move to Arsenal might be best for him.

Still only 24, Brandt can become a top player under the management of Mikel Arteta if he moves to the Emirates.

It remains unclear how much Dortmund will ask for his sale, but Arsenal can also strike an agreement that sees them sign him on an initial loan deal.

Tags Houssem Aouar Julian Brandt


  1. Arsenal should just get Podence of Wolverhampton. He reminds me of Cazorla. He knows the premier league and will pick up like Jota of Liverpool.

  2. That makes absolutely no sense…he’s nothing like Aouar, so why would he be considered a viable alternative…I like him as a player, but he’s known more for his ability to strike the ball from distance than being a highly creative midfielder…does provide some much-needed height too, but he doesn’t solve our link-up play issues…he would be another luxury buy and not the answer to our current problems…if they could find a way to get rid of someone, like Xhaka, as he would be a massive upgrade, then loan out Willock and/or Nelson, and we likewise acquired another creative midfielder, then I certainly wouldn’t object

    1. He’s highly underrated. His numbers are better than Aouar at the moment. He will be cheaper so bring him on please. He’s what we need now.

  3. I’d rather take Bissouma to complete the double axis consisting of two defensively excellent midfielders both with real class on the ball. My next priority would be a striker in the mould of Maxi Gomez. Leave the creativity to ESR with Ozil as backup. Come back to the issue in summer.

    1. Exactly, get the rock solid spine in place then add the creative genius to it but also with these progressive dm’s the teams always going to be an attacking threat anyway(hopefully!)

    2. Fully agree with you on this one ESR is a class act he just needs more time in the first team he is the type of player that make things tick.

  4. Get Buendia and Yves Bissuma and we are good to go.
    Pair partey and Bissuma pure quality both can attack and defend(strong spine).

    Buendia behind the strikers.I don’t know why Edu and others don’t see these players.

  5. I have been an advocate for a chance to be given to ESR, now that he has been given every one now see what he can deliver

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