Latest Arsenal transfer rumours: Houssem Aouar update, new signing imminent

Arsenal have just two-and-a-half weeks to conclude deals in this summer’s transfer window.

Mikel Arteta’s side have been busy recently, with Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez departing north London for a £20m move to Aston Villa.

The Gunners have already added Willian, Gabriel Magalhaes, Dani Ceballos and Cedric Soares to their ranks this summer.

But supporters will be hoping to see more additions come through the door as they aim to tackle the 2020/21 Premier League season in the best shape.

Here are the latest Arsenal rumours doing the rounds.

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Aouar update

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed that his side will not be looking to sign any central midfielders before the transfer window closes.

City have already signed three players as Guardiola looks to strengthen his squad in an attempt to win back the Premier League title from Liverpool.

Nathan Ake has joined from Bournemouth defender in deal worth £41million, whilst winger Ferran Torres was signed from Valencia. Scott Carson was also re-signed on a season-long loan deal from Derby County.

But it was in midfield where City were touted to spend big money in order to improve their squad, with Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium.

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Despite various reports in France linking Aouar to City, our sister site MEN understands Guardiola’s side have never actively pursued a deal for the 22-year-old throughout the summer.

Instead, it is Arsenal who appear to be frontrunners for the midfielder’s signature, with Lyon sporting director Juninho previously admitting that the Gunners made an offer for Aouar, with midfielder Matteo Guendouzi offered in exchange, but the bid was rejected.

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