The Sporting Director of French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon, Juninho has confirmed that talks were held with the English Premier League outfit Arsenal and Matteo Guendouzi was mentioned.
The Gunners are reported to have expressed serious interest in Lyon star Houssem Aouar by holding talks with Lyon over a possible move for him and that has been confirmed by the club.
Lyon Sporting Director stated that he held talks with Arsenal, revealing that Houssem Aouar is well appreciated by the Gunners boss Mikel Arteta but the deal could not go on because they were not interested in the offer that will have Matteo Guendouzi join the club.
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Admitting that the French youngster is a very good talent, Juninho made it clear that he has a very bad profile that will not fit into the club’s wish and that means the deal cannot go on.
Should Arsenal move in for Houssem Aouar without mentioning of Matteo Guendouzi, there are chances that they could have agreed on a deal. It is now clear that the only chances of the Gunners to sealing a deal for the star player are to meet his release clause of £45 million.
Matteo Guendouzi has been out of the Arsenal team and has not been in a competitive game since the resumption of football after the coronavirus pandemic.
Why Lucas Torreira will never return to Arsenal again
From all indications, Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira will never return to the Emirates Stadium as an Arsenal player again.
Lucas Torreira is currently on a loan term at the Spanish La Liga club, Atlético Madrid after making the move in the last summer transfer window.
According to Lucas Torreira, during one of his interview after his move away from the North London, he was unhappy in England and had family issues that affected his form but that has since disappeared after he joined the Spanish La Liga outfit as he seems to have settled quickly in the team.
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Moreover, the North London outfit are looking forward to cashing in from the sale of the former Sampdoria midfielder and will be glad to have it done in the interest of both parties.
However, the North London outfit have secured the signature of Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid which is believed to be a perfect replacement for Lucas Torreira
The 24-year-old joined the Gunners from Sampdoria in 2018 with lots of prospects but he lost his mojo and went down the pecking order under manager Mikel Arteta.
Torreira moved to Atlético on deadline day and made his debut for his new side in their 2 – 0 win over Celta Vigo at the weekend.
How Arsene Wenger almost hurt Arsenal
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he almost hurt the club in 2007 by dumping the job as he was unhappy with one of the decisions made at that time.
The legendary Frech manager revealed that he almost dumped the North London outfit in 2007 when his close pal, David Dein was sacked by the club because he felt torn and it was almost unbearable for him.
He revealed that he held a similar discussion with David Dein but he was told to stay at the club as they were very close and were loyal to each other.
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Explaining that the decision of the club to sack David Dein was a result of the Emirates Stadium that was being built but it was a difficult reality to bear with.
Arsene Wenger insists that his leaving Arsenal would have hurt the club badly because he was highly needed at that time to help the team as he was also attracting interests from Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain.
However, the legendary French boss retired at the Emirates Stadium in 2018 to be the most successful manager in the Gunners history after a 20-year reign, winning the Premier League and the FA Cup titles.
Revealed!!! Why Arsenal were at Chelsea some weeks ago
It has been revealed that the English Premier League outfit Arsenal were at Chelsea to negotiate with Italian midfielder Jorginho some weeks ago during the summer transfer window.
The North London outfit were in need of a midfielder and were finding it difficult to negotiate a deal with their top target, Houssem Aouar as the French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon were keen on a fee they could not pay.
The former Napoli star, Jorginho was a target for the Gunners and he has hinted that he held negotiation with the club but he failed to agree on a move as he was more interested in staying with the Blues team.
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He stated that every player is opened to negotiation, as he hinted there were talks over a move but a decision was made to that he remain at Stamford Bridge.
The 28-year-old was linked away from Chelsea during the summer transfer window as he was obviously unsettled at the club but that is past now as he declared that he is now happy to stay.
However, the North London outfit secured the signature of Ghanaian international, Thomas Partey from Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid on the summer transfer deadline day.