Tottenham will beat Arsenal to long-term target claims pundit

Kevin Phillips has tipped Arsenal to miss out on the signature of Houssem Aouar to Tottenham this summer.

The Frenchman has been on the radar of Arsenal for a very long time now with Mikel Arteta coming close to signing him last summer before failing to agree on a deal with Lyon.

He has two more seasons left on his current deal and the French club is looking to cash in on him now.

Tottenham is now serious competition to Arsenal in their bid to sign him and Get French Football News reported earlier in the month that he could now be available for just £17million, £13million less than Lyon wanted for him last summer.

Arsenal will probably feel confident about signing him now, but Phillips believes Spurs will steal a march on them and land him.

He says Nuno Espirito Santo will want a different style of play and Aouar could help him implement that at Tottenham.

“Any player you try to sign from France, you have that benefit of being a Premier League club,” Phillips told Football Insider.

“If you can get him for that kind of money, just go and do it. It’s as simple as that.

“If you have the chance to get one over on Arsenal then it’s a good bit of business. I can see it.

“Nuno knows what he’s doing and that’s important. He will know how he wants his Tottenham team to play.

“If he can get those signings in then you will see a different style of play at the start of the season.”

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  1. Arteta, Pls sign Aouar.
    This is the player we need in midfield. it is not rocket science.

  2. Not Kelvin Philips @Durand this time 😂
    Don’t worry I thought the same .
    Regarding the article I’m in two minds about him ,why did we go all out last season when he was priced at 50 mill and now it’s half that price why isn’t t Arteta making him his prime target seeing he wanted him so bad last season ,up until 2 years ago I watched a lot of french football But when covid hit ive taken a back seat on all football even the Premier league ,so I can’t pretend to know how good he is or could become ,obviously the rumours regarding us being after a AM keep popping up but where does that leave ESR and his new contract and being given the number 10 shirt which should see him being a shoe in as a starter next season .

    1. Dan, Arsenal have to be careful in managing ESR’s game time and looking after his physical development. Arsenal have to make sure they don’t play him into the ground. Another class ACM is required, plus a DM as priorities.

  3. Kelvin phillips seems to be on hard drugs or something because he has been talking a lot of nonsense of late

      1. Lol Kevin Philips bro 😂
        Think we need an Article explaining the difference between both ,don’t worry myself and Durand both thought the same as you .

  4. We or not signing anyone now after white that’s done and dusted for this window all this talk in or in for him and him and him wot a load of rubbish championship here we come

  5. This pplonker is coming out with some nonsense lately. Arsenal have already, publicly, withdrawn any interest in him

  6. Arteta did not take serious about Husseim Aouar he supposed to done that since the window was open he refuse to do that

  7. It’s very simple – if Arsenal want him, he’ll go to Arsenal. If they don’t, Spurs have a chance of getting him, but even then he will probably say no.

  8. Someone brought up a good point!last summer MA was ready to spend about 40M and was desperate to get him but now with a fee of 20/25M he doesn’t seem interested something must have happened no??

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