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Lyon chief Juninho says French side has no interest in taking Matteo Guendouzi in Houssem Aouar swap

‘He was discussed but is the wrong profile’: Lyon chief Juninho says Houssem Aouar is ‘really appreciated’ by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta but French side has no interest in taking Matteo Guendouzi in a swap deal

  • Arsenal have put in a cash-plus Matteo Guendouzi bid for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar 
  • But the Ligue 1 side do not want Guendouzi, says sporting director Juninho
  • The Lyon chief confirmed he has spoken to Arsenal about Aouar’s availability
  • Guendouzi has been frozen out by Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta 

Lyon sporting director Juninho stated the Ligue 1 side are not interested in Matteo Guendouzi in the wake of Arsenal‘s player-plus-cash swap offer for Houssem Aouar.

The Gunners are keen on bringing the Aouar to the Emirates Stadium this summer with Arsenal technical director Edu Gaspar reportedly offering £44million plus Guendouzi for the Lyon midfielder.

But the French club have knocked back Arsenal’s initial offer as Juninho thinks Guendouzi is not the right player for them. 

Arsenal put in a cash-plus Matteo Guendouzi offer for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar…