Arsenal will have to see off the threat of Premier League sides in their quest to sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar ahead of the January transfer window scheduled to start in the next few weeks time.
According to the publication from popular English media outlet Daily Mail, the Gunners are interested in the 20-year-old but they will have to see off competition from several European clubs.
The Premier League duo of Liverpool and Chelsea, as well as Spanish champions Barcelona, are keen on a transfer for the young French midfielder.
He has been in impressive form for his French Ligue 1 side this season.
Houssem Aouar has scored five goals and provided one assist in 13 league outings at the start of this season.
In addition, Aouar has provided three assists in four Champions League games for Olympique Lyon.
The Gunners could have found a replacement for wantaway midfielder Aaron Ramsey in Houssem Aouar.
Ramsey is on his way out of the Emirates Stadium after North London giants failed to offer the 27-year-old a new contract at the club.
As a matter of fact, the Welsh international playmaker was given a contract offer before senior club officials withdrew the said offer made to him.