‘Hope this is legit’: Some Arsenal fans buzzing with links to £20m-rated midfielder
Reports are linking Arsenal with Houssem Aouar from French top-flight club Lyon – and some Gunners fans on Twitter are extremely excited about the speculation.
The Sun reports that Mikel Arteta’s side are currently putting together an offer for the Lyon ace.
It is understood that the midfielder was valued at £55million last summer when Arsenal were interested in him. However, the fact that Lyon don’t have Champions League football next season means he could be available to sign for a bargain £20million.
The Sun’s report adds that the Frenchman is within their price range during the summer window, so they are looking at offering him a £100,000-a-week deal with them.
The 22-year-old has been spoken about by the English press for several years it feels like.
The all-action central midfielder has been a first-team regular for a few season, so he’s got a lot of maturity for a youngster.
Arsenal fans dreaming of Aouar in midfield
A selection of Arsenal supporters on social media believe Aouar can be the glue for them in the centre of the park.
The hope is that Thomas Partey kicks on next year during his second season with the club. He’s shown some of his talent, so now he needs the consistency he had at former club Atletico Madrid.
An Aouar-Partey midfield axis looks formidable, especially if they chuck reported target James Maddison into the mix in a number 10 position.
According to Football London, Leicester City playmaker Maddison is a £60million-rated target for the north London club.
In conclusion, Arsenal could have a formidable midfield next year.
Here are some Gunners fans discussing the Aouar speculation:
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