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Arsenal only team interested in Lyon midfielder

Timothy Aiyeku

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Houssem Aouar

It is safe to say that Arsenal are the only team to have stepped forward with their interest in French Ligue 1 outfit, Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar with L’Equipe claiming that the club have resigned to losing him.

The report confirmed that the North London outfit are the only club that are confirmed to have made an offer for the 22-year-old star.

It is understood that Arsenal chief, Edu is in contact with Lyon Sporting director Juninho over the deal but there is yet to be a word from the Ligue 1 outfit as a way of feedback.

Arsenal are willing to include Matteo Guendouzi as part of the deal plus cash to be able to land Houssem Aouar but they also have the option of a complete buy without a swap deal.

With the North London outfit reportedly getting ready to part ways with Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira, there is a need to have a replacement with the Lyon star as the best fit for the job at the Emirates Stadium.

Manager Mikel Arteta is known to be a big fan of Houssem Aouar and will be willing to work with him as he hopes to rebuild a new Arsenal team that will be able to challenge for major titles starting from the coming season.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.