Reports have tipped Arsenal to return for Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar, in the summer.
The Frenchman has been a long-term target of the Gunners and he was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates when Mikel Arteta first became the club’s manager.
They have since signed the likes of Martin Odegaard and Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Links to Aouar has died off for some time now, but a move for the France international could be back on.
Calciomercato has tipped the Gunners to bid for him when the transfer window reopens.
His current deal expires in 2023, and it doesn’t seem he is keen to extend his stay in Ligue 1.
That has opened the door for a move to the Emirates if Mikel Arteta considers him the right fit for his team.
Just Arsenal Opinion
Aouar is a top player, and he should be attractive to us if he is not signing a contract extension.
The midfielder is still just 23, well within the age range of the players we have been signing recently.
We might have to replace Mohamed Elneny in the summer when the Egyptian leaves the club, and Aouar should be among our targets.
I think if he’s a target, then hes 3rd or 4th choice out of all our CM targets.
Does anyone wonder if Sambi has even a future at Arsenal.i know he is young and it is his first season but still.if the reports at the time were true,he was recommended to MA by Company but surely we must have watched/scouted him.
Not having European football this season has meant less injuries and more recovery time making it easier for Arteta’s to field his trusted 12. Leno and Eleny are leaving. Depending on who we recruit Sambi may even go out on loan but more likely Tavares and Sambi will get more game time once we return to Europe. Some of Holding Nketiah Niles Nelson will be retained as quota. Squad use is complicated.
Laca & Eddie both need replaced 1st and foremost with a strong goalscoring CF who has abit of everything and will be expensive.
Next its Xhaka sold, Elneny let go to be replaced by a beast of a box to box midfielder.
After that then we look at another attacking player. Nelson wont make it here & wouldn’t think Pepe would be staying much longer on the bench and could be sold.
A new right back & Saliba returning will be enough to have a decent squad heading into next season.
Leno is heading and Turner is coming along with the other CB we signed from the MLS.
Going to be a very interesting summer. Aouer isn’t really needed but if we are throwing money around and possibly think he could do a job then he’s more than welcome. We have a thin squad as it is and even thinner when alot more players leave in the summer.
All In that’s 5 new signings in the summer, 7 if included the MLS lads.
According to reports in France, with Aouar refusing to sign an extension and his contract expiring in the summer of 2023,he would cost between 20-25M.
I can indeed confirm reports that in fact 296 players are being signed up by Arsenal in the summer. Headliners coming include the return of fan favourites Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wojciech Szczęsny, Jack Wilshere, Willian, Mesut Ozil, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Chamakh, Bendtner, Squilacci, Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Inamoto and long time targets Marco Reus, Benzema, Koulibaly, Julian Draxler, Christiano Ronaldo, Messi and Pele.
I want us to go for ceballos especially now we are switching to 4-3-3.i can only blame him for not being keen to join us due to his stupid love for madrid who don’t rate him.hope he learns from odegaard.
So he can endlessly spin around while not moving forward?
I know what i’m talking about he is the ideal option not necessarily as our starter but he has the quality to push his competitor for a starting shirt cos he will be aware we are a lot more improved team trying to build something so he will also want to be a big part of it,he wasn’t that bad when he was here so why not bring him back since he is used to the city,club,team and fans plus he will come cheap.
Are you kidding? He’s got no strength and you want him in our midfield, why not have cantwel instead, we need energetic midfielders,
Dacoure, kavin, Declan, Pedro Goncalves , Nkunku,
A big NO to ceballos.
If Arsenal gets Declan then it will be a big statement.
But then Arsenal need to :
A) have 250m transfer war chest to achieve their objectives in replacing outgoings and increasing squad depth for European football. Or
B) Get some of loaned outcast players like Torreira back in fold along with some smart loans.
I don’t see us spending over the top this year with focus on buying main striker.