All hope might not lose for English Premier League outfit Arsenal in their bid to sign French Ligue 1 club midfielder Houssem Aouar with the latest business activities at the club.

It was understood that the club said they will not be selling any player after Friday last week and already made an announcement that Memphis Depay, a Barcelona target, and Houssem Aouar will not be leaving the club because their suitors failed to conclude a deal for them before the said day.

Now it is reported on Sunday by transfer specialist, Fabrizio Romano that Lyon Sporting director Juninho might have had a change of heart and confirmed an agreement has been reached on personal terms between Memphis Depay and Barcelona, hinting that the player could still move before deadline day.

This means Arsenal could still sign Houssem Aouar on the deadline day but on the condition that his release clause is met and that makes the North London outfit the deciders in this case.

Nothing has been reported on the Gunners deal with Houssem Aouar since the announcement of the dead deal was made but there are possibilities that something could happen within hours with manager Mikel Arteta confirming this to the press.


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