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Arsenal target Aouar forced to miss Lyon’s Ligue 1 opener after testing positive for coronavirus

Arsenal target Houssem Aouar forced to miss Lyon’s Ligue 1 opener against Dijon after testing positive for coronavirus and pulls out of France squad with Nabil Fekir replacing him

  • Aouar was forced to sit out Friday’s 4-1 victory over Dijon in Ligue 1
  • The French playmaker was the only player in Lyon squad to test positive 
  • He will also have to miss France’s matches against Sweden and Croatia

Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar was forced to sit out their Ligue 1 opener with Dijon on Friday night after testing positive for coronavirus.

The French playmaker was the only player in the Lyon squad to test positive for coronavirus after the club’s latest round of medical checks, and has been put into quarantine for the next 14 days.  

Memphis Depay scored a hat trick as Lyon claimed a 4-1 home win. 

Lyon have confirmed that midfielder Houssem Aouar has tested positive for Covid-19 

A Lyon statement said: ‘Olympique Lyonnais confirms to have organised, on Thursday 27 August, a new test of all its players and professional staff in anticipation of the match against Dijon at…