'Yes finally', 'we need this lad': Some Arsenal fans buzzing over Romano's update on £21.5m ace
Arsenal fans have welcomed Fabrizio Romano’s report claiming Spurs aren’t prioritising a move for Houssem Aouar.
The Gunners have been linked with the 23-year-old for a long time, but Tottenham emerged as potential suitors this summer.
According to a report in The Athletic from earlier this month, Arsenal are still interested in Aouar.
Indeed, the report claimed that the Gunners may have even have enquired about taking the 23-year-old out on loan.
Romano took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to comment on the state of play regarding Aouar.
“Tottenham have been offered the chance of signing Houssem Aouar as new midfielder,” he wrote. “Arsenal too.
“First answer from Spurs has been clear: he’s NOT a priority, so no talks and no bid as of now. Same for McKennie.
“But Aouar will be one to keep an eye on till the end.”
Romano’s update came as music to some Arsenal fans’ ears, who have urged Mikel Arteta and Edu to launch a bid.
Here is some of the Arsenal fan reaction on Twitter:
No reply yet I’m guessing so still a chance we could get him🤞🏾🤞🏾🤞🏾— Rees Harvey (@ReesHarvey1) August 25, 2021
I BEG ARSENAL SIGN HIM PLEASE— 💊 (@HBK_32) August 25, 2021
YESSSSS FINALLLY— Theo 🔴🔴🔴 (@Theo_AFC) August 25, 2021
AOUARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR pic.twitter.com/LYdIyLJEWa— Saliba 🔴 🇵🇸 (@SalibaEra_) August 25, 2021
@arsenal hurry up— A🥤 (@AAFIFA07) August 25, 2021
@Arsenal sign this guy we can’t just depend on Odi all season we need more creative in the squad— Kofi Arsenal❤️💯🇬🇭 (@adotiejerry) August 25, 2021
What are you waiting for @Arsenal @m8arteta we need this lad to add to our push for top 4 yea’ our team is so fragile & we also have fringe players who get hurt easily. Please we need more power in the final third.— ۶†̥Ꭷckρøя†̥G๏๏ŋعR (@petitmoore) August 25, 2021
Going back to the report in The Athletic, there is apparently a “growing acceptance” at Lyon that “at around €25million (£21.5million), he would represent an excellent market opportunity.”
And Get French Football News reported this week that interest in Aouar “has dried up entirely” this off-season.
And as a result, Lyon might even be willing to strike a loan deal with an obligation to buy.
RMC – via GFFN – reported last week that boss Peter Bosz and sporting director Juninho had included Aouar on a list of players they would be keen to sell.
This is apparently due to “their poor attitude” following the loss to Angers last weekend.