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EPL: Arsenal’s move for Aouar to be confirmed on Friday

Timothy Aiyeku

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Houssem Aouar

English Premier League outfit Arsenal have been told that they should either sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar by Friday this week or miss out on the player this summer window.

There have been talks of the Gunners interest in Houssem Aouar for the past weeks but there have not been any headway in their bid. An initial bid of player plus cash was rejected by the French Ligue 1 outfit and that is where he satiation stands.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas had earlier admitted the interest of the North London outfit on the player but noted that they are far from the valuation of the player, hinting that the Houssem Aouar might not be allowed to leave.

Now it is reported that Jean-Michel Aulas has given Arsenal an ultimatum to sign Houssem Aouar by Friday or never again, when he spoke to Telefoot, stressing that he wants all Lyon’s summer business to be concluded by Friday.

This development, therefore means that the North London outfit will have to make it fast to get the young midfielder or face other targets in the market.

Meanwhile, manager Mikel Arteta has already predicted that it will be a very busy last summer transfer window week for his team and other clubs as a number of activities would be happening.

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