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MAJOR blow for Arsenal over Houssem Aouar as Zinedine Zidane personally makes contact over Real Madrid transfer

For weeks it did look inevitable that Houssem Aouar would end up at Arsenal, but the longer this has dragged on then the more likely it was that a late twist would crop up.

Nobody is going to dispute that Arsenal want to sign the Lyon star and bids have been made, but it’s clear that the move would’ve happened now if they were able to meet Lyon’s demands.

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It doesn’t sound like the French club really care where he ends up, so it won’t surprise anyone if they are desperately trying to flog him to the highest bidder, and panic purchases will happen later on in the window.

The latest reports from France will be worrying to the fans, as Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has personally made contact to try and make this happen:

Real haven’t made any notable signings this summer but they have managed to offload Gareth Bale with they sold Borja Mayoral to Roma today, so they might have the funds to make a late move.

They haven’t been impressive on the pitch either and they could do with some kind of creative spark in the team, especially with Eden Hazard being ruled out through injury yet again.

The other possibility is that these stories are being spread by Lyon to try and scare Arsenal into action, but the fans can’t be feeling so confident after the latest developments.

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