Champions League team might scupper Arsenal’s move for Ligue 1 target

The Telegraph is reporting that Arsenal is facing competition from a unnamed team playing in the Champions League for Houssem Aouar.

The Gunners have plans to sign the 22-year-old in this transfer window to boost their midfield.

He has been a regular member of the Lyon first team for the past three seasons and he has been attracting admiring glances from top sides.

Arsenal seems to be the team with the strongest interest in him and Lyon has told them that signing him will cost £54 million.

Arsenal wants to sell some players to raise the transfer fee after Lyon rejected their offer to use Matteo Guendouzi as part of the deal.

However, this latest information might be unsettling for the Gunners. Arsenal plays in the Europa League, but every footballer dreams of playing in the Champions League and Aouar reached the semi-final of the last Champions League.

The midfielder will have no problem joining Arsenal, but the unnamed Champions League suitor might convince him to snub the interest from Arsenal to join them.

Arsenal is looking to strengthen their midfield after they signed Willian, Dani Ceballos and Gabriel Magalhaes.

Thomas Partey is another midfielder that is interesting the Gunners.

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22 Comments

  1. Simon Karbah says:

    That’s why Arsenal needs to act swiftly as Aouar is a hot commodity. Any delay might scupper our chances of signing him. Time and being wary of competition are of the essence.

  2. Akonteh Andrew says:

    The problem in Arsenal is the Owner of the team Kroenke who has shown least interest in assisting the Manager Arteta strengthen the team that he has already built from scratch and which has started winning trophies.
    Let him subsidise for Arteta to getAouar and Partey. This will take his team to very great hights.

    1. Richard Raybould says:

      Spot on
      Kroenke is a big problem in not going forward as easily as it should be.
      Other club owners seem to take a great deal of interest in their club with money never being an object that stands in the way.
      He should sell Arsenal to somebodu who cares and has a real interest

  3. Sue says:

    “Arsenal are growing increasingly confident that a deal for Houssem Aouar can be done. Another bid for the Lyon star expected any day now.
    There’s interest from clubs in the Champions League – both in England and abroad – but Arsenal the only club treating him as a priority.” #AFC

    It was mentioned the other day we’re also confident of landing TP.. surely we won’t get both??!! 🤪

    1. GunneRay says:

      Who’s your source Sue? Eddie?

      If we can get both I will never doubt the club again! 😁

      1. Sue says:

        😂 Transfer Checker, Eddie’s my back up 😉😜
        I will be speechless……….for all of about 10 minutes 🤣

        1. Eddie says:

          Lol… Sue you’re right, we’re getting him, about Partey his clause will be activated if every ploy Arsenal makes fails. It’s why he has an agreement with Arsenal that he’s not moving anywhere except London.
          You know I can always back you up anytime, but transfer checker isn’t who I copy and paste from 😂😂
          Though i follow Transfer Checker too, Solid track and gets his stuff right but I don’t look for his tweets.
          Call me for backup any time😂👊

          1. Sue says:

            Nice one, Eddie 👍 Cheers!! Keep yours coming, you have quite the following on here, myself included 😉😃

        2. Kenya 001 says:

          Come on sue your transfer checker
          Might actually end up right. We need the two! 10 minutes is un understatement 😁😁

          1. Sue says:

            You’re so right, Kenya, it’ll be 5 at a push 🤣🤣

  4. Eddie says:

    The other English club is Man City, but he’s not a priority for them. Their Priority is a defender.
    So we’re getting this one done

  5. dhoni says:

    what about Zaha and Nelson swap loan deals @eddie source man

    1. Eddie says:

      I won’t count too much on that, don’t expect it self. With the form Zaha is on, I doubt Palace would let him leave on loan, Arsenal are considering sending Nelson there to make it easier but I have doubts this one will happen. Even if it will, it would be only after we’ve completed our major signings

  6. dhoni says:

    Ok thanks and keep updatong us since i do not trust sites any more . Only wanting customers so entice you with half truth or lies.

  7. Herbz says:

    This Aouar is as unneeded as the defender we got.

    ARSENAL NEEDS A HOLDING MIDFIELDER AND AOUAR IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

    And I would choose Tiemoue Bakayoko over Partey any day of the week.

    1. Rory johnson says:

      We definitely need an Aouar type player dude! We were 16th in the league for chances created last season…. no midfielder had more than one goal in our team also If i remember correctly and no midfielder provided more than 2 assists, the guys up front need more creativity behind them

      1. Herbz says:

        Aouar plays in a position close to the forward players,,,,, a position that we have many people in —- Willian, Ozil, supposedly Ceballos.

        Arsenal needs a Cazorla, Thiago type of player – someone with exceptional TECHNICAL SKILLS to link the defence and attack……

        Then all these ” creators” will thrive

        Hope you understand it.

    2. Kstix says:

      Lol. I don’t think you’re an Arsenal fan, or at least do not watch Arsenal games. We do not need a defender and a creative midfielder? Wth? And bakayoko over Partey? My God.

      1. Herbz says:

        Like it or not, Mari — Luiz partnership is better than Gabriel — Saliba.

        You won’t see it now because as many Arsenal fans, they don’t usually see things immediately.

        Luiz and Mari are simply the only TWO defenders “comfortable” with the ball.

        But I’ll remind you when all are fit.

      2. Herbz says:

        For Bakayoko you’ll ask yourself why AC Milan and PSG are desperate to get him.

        The answer lies there.

  8. Herbz says:

    Arsenal fans and Arsenal as a club were needlessly just too desperate for a saviour in defence because of words of pundits spreading gospel of poor defence.

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