Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar is still the man Mikel Arteta wants to bring in this summer to transform his midfield at Arsenal, according to reports.

Arsenal boss Arteta is keen to sign Aouar to provide extra creativity in midfield with the Frenchman becoming one of Lyon’s star players in recent seasons.

An initial £31.2m bid was reportedly turned down by the French club, who have made it clear that they’re unwilling to sell the player for less than £54.5m.

It’s unclear which Arsenal player was offered as part of the deal, although it’s been reported that Matteo Guendouzi or Lucas Torreira could be involved. Continue reading

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