Arsenal table formal bid to sign exciting £54m playmaker

By on August 20, 2020

Houssem Aouar

According to L’Equipe, Arsenal have tabled a formal bid to sign Houssem Aouar after offering Lyon cash plus Matteo Guendouzi in exchange for the £54m-rated playmaker.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is busy reshaping his squad this summer after we finished way down in eighth position in the Premier League last season. Victory in the FA Cup showed we’re on the right track but it’s clear we need to make big improvements to the squad if we’re to get back in the top four.

Willian has arrived on a free transfer and he’ll give Arteta another top class option in attack while Lille centre-back Gabriel is reportedly close to joining Arsenal so it’s good to see the boss fixing priority positions.

A lack of creativity in the team was also real issue last season after Mesut Ozil was frozen out and it looks like Arteta is looking to remedy that problem too with a swoop for Houssem Aouar.

According to L’Equipe, via Matt Spiro, Arsenal have made an offer to sign the 22-year-old midfielder that would see us pay a cash fee and offer Guendouzi in exchange for Aouar’s signature.

The French-based journalist doesn’t state any specific figure that Arsenal have put on the table but he does suggest that Lyon now value Aouar at around £54m [€60m] after his impressive display’s in the Champions League.

As per the report, Arteta is a huge fan of the French U21 international and Arsenal chief Edu is in talks with Lyon Sporting Director Juninho trying to thrash out a deal for the youngster – who’s also been tracked by Man City and Juventus.

Aouar would be an exciting signing if Arsenal could pull it off as he’s developed into one of the most highly-rated young playmakers in European football since coming through the youth ranks at Lyon to become a first team regular.

The midfielder provided 9 goals and 10 assists in his 41 appearances for Lyon last season and is a wonderful player on the ball so he’d certainly add some creativity to the Arsenal squad if we were able to lure him to the Emirates.

Aouar is predominantly a central midfield playmaker but he can play as an attacking midfielder or on the left wing so he’d give Arteta plenty of options if he does join us this summer.



    August 20, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Its very fantastic to here that Arsenal is looking forward on deals to bring players which arsenal really need ;

  2. Abdifatah

    August 20, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Good initiative by arsenal management and we are expecting New faces

  3. Duncan

    August 20, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    After buying Gabriel plz we need Thomas Party and Houssem A from Lyon then maybe cebalos also be brought back. We may not need Coutinho

    • Kingsley.

      August 21, 2020 at 8:14 am

      No we still need him oh.

      • Martin

        August 21, 2020 at 9:23 am

        We need coutinho badly!solid defence with Gabriel, firm midfield with partey and lethal attack with William,pepe and auba

  4. RachidRachidRachid Abdi

    August 21, 2020 at 12:09 am

    Super cool reaction!

  5. Olaitan

    August 21, 2020 at 12:48 am

    I can remember when last we were making reasonable offers on several deals as against our usual practice of “showing interest” and slogan of “we almost sign him”.
    Definitely a new dawn has come to Arsenal. I can’t say who is behind this change in approach, but the development gives the fans and staff a hope for Arsenal to return to where it belong.

    • Olaitan

      August 21, 2020 at 12:53 am

      I mean to write ” I can’t not I can

  6. Odeyemi samson

    August 21, 2020 at 8:52 am

    I think we need both of them.

  7. Kabaari Johnson

    August 22, 2020 at 4:52 am

    The next deal I want to see going through is Philippe coutinho, that extra creativity in the middle is lacking seriously and coutinho can solve that problem for us. He also fit into arsenal style of play and ozil doesn’t have that mental strength again

  8. Hussaini abubakar ali

    August 25, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Yes better arsenal sing midfielder agent because of injeny

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