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Houssem Aouar ‘agrees to join Arsenal’ as Mikel Arteta’s side make first bid to Lyon

Houssem Aouar has agreed to join Arsenal from Lyon, with Mikel Arteta ’s side now looking to strike an agreement over a fee.

The midfielder is a top target for Arteta late in the summer transfer window.

And the Gunners are edging closer to signing him from the Ligue 1 outfit after getting the player’s approval ahead of a potential transfer.

Aouar is said to have favoured a possible move to Barcelona or Juventus over Arsenal.

However, neither giant of Europe have made a concrete offer for his services, meaning Arsenal are frontrunners to land the 22-year-old.

Arsenal and Lyon are in discussions over the amount it will cost to take Aouar from France to England.

Houssem Aouar has emerged as a top target for Arsenal this summer
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And according to Telefoot Chaine , Arsenal have already made their first bid for Aouar.

The figure is unknown at this stage, but it shows the Gunners are keen to get a deal over the line.

Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey has also been firmly on Arteta’s agenda as he looks to bolster his midfield options.

Houssem Aouar, 22, could leave Lyon for the Premier League
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