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Houssem Aouar remains ‘Arsenal’s No 1 target in the summer transfer window’

Houssem Aouar remains ‘Arsenal’s No 1 target in the summer transfer window as Mikel Arteta looks to build his side around the Lyon star’

  • Arsenal remain determined to sign Lyon captain Houssem Aouar before Oct 5
  • The Ligue 1 club value the 22-year-old midfielder at 60 million euros (£55.4m)
  • The Gunners had offered Matteo Guendouzi as a makeweight in the deal
  • But Arsenal director Edu is yet to agree a deal with Lyon counterpart Juninho

Houssem Aouar remains Arsenal‘s prime target in the transfer market according to ESPN, with manager Mikel Arteta looking to build his team around the Lyon midfielder.

In the long-term, Arteta is looking to deploy his team in a 4-3-3 formation and the recruitment of the Frenchman is paramount if those plans are to be realised.

The Gunners are determined to sign the 22-year-old this summer, but do not have the resources to fund a deal worth 60 million euros (£55.4m).

Lyon captain Houssem Aouar remains Arsenal’s No 1 transfer target in the summer window

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta plans to build his team around the 22-year-old midfielder

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta plans to build his team around the 22-year-old…