Lyon star Houssem Aouar is one player Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is keen to add to his books this summer window with negotiations still ongoing over a fee.

The French Ligue 1 outfit are asking for about 350 million for the signature of the star midfielder which the Gunners might not be able to pay but with manager Mikel Arteta keen to land the player, he will be forced to let go of some players to be able to raise some funds for the deal.

Efforts to tempt a deal for Houssem Aouar by offering Matteo Guendouzi failed with Lyon making it clear that they do not need the service of the midfielder.

However, the sale of Mesut Ozil is a big opportunity for Arsenal to secure the Lyon player but he has insisted on not leaving the club this summer window despite having a very low chance of playing time as he has been frozen out of the team.

Sokratis Papa is another player that can help raise funds for the recruit of Houssem Aouar as he has been told by the Gunners’ boss to find a new club because he is not in the plans for the new season.
Sead Kolasinac, Lucas Torreira, and Calum Chambers are also believed to be leaving the Arsenal this summer. They could all prove a good deal for Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Lyon’s sporting director Juninho has stated that they have received no offers from any of Houssem Aouar’s suitors.


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