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Ligue 1 lawmakers make decision that affects Houssem Aouar amid talk of Arsenal offer

Houssem Aouar’s latest appearance in Lyon colours was one he will want to forget in a hurry.

The midfielder, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, started Tuesday evening’s Ligue 1 clash away at Montpellier, but didn’t see out the whole game.

That’s because he was shown a straight red card on the stroke of half-time.

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As Montpellier defender Arnaud Souquet attempted to clear the ball from his own byline, Aouar came in with a challenge and his studs made contact across his opponent’s shin.

The challenge was enough to see him sent for an early bath and the hosts made their one-man advantage count.

Already one up at the time of Aouar’s sending off, they would go on to double their lead with Teji Svanier scoring his second of the evening which meant a Memphis Depay reply from the spot wasn’t enough to save Lyon from defeat.

In Ligue 1, the league’s disciplinary committee decide how many games red card recipients miss.

And it’s now been confirmed by Get French Football News on Twitter that Aouar will only miss one game which is this weekend’s home game against Nimes.

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This means Aouar will be available for selection again for the Lorient fixture which is set to take place on September 27.

But will he still be at Lyon at the end of the month?

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