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Arsenal face major competition for Lyon star

Timothy Aiyeku

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Houssem Aouar

Arsenal have a very big competition to overcome if they must secure the signature of Lyon star Houssem Aouar this summer transfer window.

North London are very keen on the player and it is reported that they have had their first offer rejected and the two clubs are currently holding talks in order to pull a deal through.

The Gunners are making efforts to return to their glory days with the new project under manager Mikel Arteta who seems to be enjoying the support and trust from the Arsenal board.

It is, therefore, important to note that the North London club are not alone in the race for Houssem Aouar as Man City are also keen on his signature this summer transfer window.

ESPN reports that Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the 22-year-old after watching the midfielder help Lyon to knock his team out of the Champions League last month and will ensure his coming to Etihad Stadium this summer window.

The fee for Houssem Aouar remains the issue for the North London outfit and that could help Man City to knock them out of the race as they are unable to meet the £45 million asking price by the French Ligue 1 club.

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