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Arsenal now have a new No1 target

Timothy Aiyeku

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Houssem Aouar

If emerging reports are anything to go by, then English Premier League outfit Arsenal now have a new top transfer target for the summer window as manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that the club is still very active in the market.

The Gunners have been busy with some signings already announced as Gabriel Magalhaes is the latest to join from French Ligue 1 outfit Lille after Willian from Chelsea. Two loan deals were made permanent and Dani Ceballos returned from Real Madrid on another loan spell.

However, it was reported that Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey was the next major target for the North London club but that has been dismissed by the latest report claiming that Lyon star Houssem Aouar is now the top target for manager Mikel Arteta.

It is understood that the Samish boss prefers the 22-year-old for the 4-3-3 formation he intends to use in the new season and that s the reason the club is keen on the deal.

The £60 million asking price for has been the major issue for the North London outfit as they are yet to meet. Efforts to add Matteo Guendouzi to the deal to be able to reduce the fee has been rejected by the Ligue 1 club.

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