Houssem Aouar sends clear message to Arsenal over potential transfer

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Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar has sent a clear message to Arsenal over his future amid ongoing transfer gossip linking him with a move to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners could undoubtedly benefit from a new signing in the creative midfield department, with Mikel Arteta for some reason freezing Mesut Ozil out this season.

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This looks to have backfired, though in fairness the German playmaker has also looked in decline for some time, and a top young talent like Aouar could be an ideal long-term successor.

The Frenchman, however, has made his feelings on a transfer perfectly clear in a message that will no doubt come as a blow to Arsenal.

“I do not see how I could be unhappy in my city, in my club,” said Aouar in an interview with RMC Sport.

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Houssem Aouar has spoken out amid Arsenal transfer speculation

“That is something that I do not understand. I am very happy to be here.

“I took the decision to stay with the club that formed me – I savour every day I have here.”

Arsenal have also been linked with Christian Eriksen and Dominik Szoboszlai, who could be fine alternatives to Aouar.

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6 Comments

  1. Arsenal first mistake did was to sell experience keeper if I were the coach or the manager I could get anew number one Leno is a number three keeper ,very Sharkey in post. Micki was another mistake to let him go,we I’ll suffer before recovering. Now without these players we need ozil, Wilshire, for cretivity.

  2. Why not for ARSENAL to buy a well-known player like NEYMAR JR. If i were a manager like Arteta i must buy #PSG star as an ARSENAL creativity goals score

  3. I’m glad we got a look at Aouar’s mentality before bringing him over. He refused to join in-show up for the scheduled warm down after a game – but it was a scheduled training session for the players rested because the next game was in very bad conditions.

    That is a huge red flag. I like seeing strong characters but that there is weak mentality and it shows a likelihood of problems down the road with this player. He sees himself a bit different to all his teammates, probably sees himself as celebrity status, and we have one of those already in our squad. If it was a once off and some wires got crossed, then, def I take it all back. But if this was himself acting out because he felt that the summer was the right time to move as there is now bigger pressure on him to repeat last seasons efforts – again ..this is not a good character trait ..if he’s annoyed with having to repeat his heroics to gain a huge payday contract, not good. Time will tell, but I’d be a little bit concerned if I was the buying club.

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