Houssem Aouar starred for Lyon on Wednesday night as the French side produced a stunning performance to beat Italian champions Juventus – and Arsenal fans were impressed by his display, after reports emerged he is a target.
Aouar, 21, has come through Lyon’s academy to shine in the senior side. Despite his tender age, the 14-time France Under-21 international has already clocked up 130 appearances in all competitions for Lyon.
He is in the form of his life this season, having a hand in 16 goals during his 34 league and cup appearances. Scoring nine times, Aouar has also laid on seven assists and one of those came in the 1-0 win over Juventus.
A lovely run from Aouar across the byline saw him pull the ball back with his left foot to Tousart, who managed to find the back of the net past Wojciech Szczesny. The scoreline remained 1-0 throughout.
The Daily Mail has claimed that has caught the attention of the Arsenal hierarchy as he continues to shine despite his young age for Lyon, and has now proved his incredible talent on the highest stage against Juventus.
Italian outlet CalcioMercato claim Lyon value Aouar at £52million, and Arsenal fans reacted to his display against Juventus in astonishment at how well he played. Some supporters even suggested their club should sign him.
Aouar is gold. So underrated.
— Ifaz (@IfazAFC) February 26, 2020
Aouar is definitely better than Grealish, he's a level above.
— matt (@RamseyLDN) February 26, 2020
Houssem Aouar is the dream. What a player
— Julian (@JH4AFC) February 26, 2020
I’d kill to have Aouar at arsenal but he’s an elite level talent , Barca Madrid etc bound eventually 🥺
— Derek D Zumba (@AfcZumba) February 26, 2020
Houssem Aouar is a special talent, would be the perfect dynamic midfielder for Arsenal, need to make an attempt to sign him in the summer
— Gally ™ (@AFCGally) February 26, 2020
aouar what a player
— em 🍁 (@afc3mily) February 26, 2020
Would be perfect if we switch to a 433 next season
— X (@XTAFC) February 26, 2020