Revealed, the man who stopped Aouar from joining Arsenal


One of the biggest regrets by Arsenal fans in the just conceded summer transfer window is not securing the signature of French midfielder Houssem Aouar from French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon.

The North London outfit had insisted on the signature of Houssem Aouar by submitting tow different offers which include a proposal to add Matteo Guendouzi but that was rejected.

Now it has been revealed that one of the things that frustrated the deal is the commission the Gunners were to pay upon signing Houssem Aouar and that laid them back.

ESPN has blamed Houssem Aouar’s brother Brahim Aouar for stopping the North London outfit from making the investment because he requested a commission as much as £10 million which Arsenal was not going to pay.

It is understood that Houssem Aouar wants to leave Lyon but for the commission, he had to stay back as the French Ligue 1 were also unwilling to bring down their fee.

However, the North London club opted for the signature of Thomas Partey from Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid by activating his release clause of £45 million on the transfer deadline day.

It is, therefore, yet to be seen if Arsenal will make a move for Houssem Aouar in the subsequent transfer window or will be considering other options.


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