Arsenal fans are getting rather excited about the prospect of Houssem Aouar joining the club this summer.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has already confirmed that the Gunners have made a bid for the playmaker, but indicated that the offer was rejected.
“At Lyon there will be very few departures: for Houssem, Arsenal is much too far from his value,” Aulas wrote on Twitter. “We count on him to make a big game in Lorient and lead OL in Champions League next year.”
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And now football.london understands the north London outfit are ready to increase their offer to £36.5million (€40million) with a further £9million in potential add-ons (€10million).
It remains to be seen if that bid satisfies the demands of Aulas, but some Arsenal fans are convinced a transfer announcement is imminent after spotting a possible hint.
On the Lyon’s official Twitter account, they are talking up a landmark day for Aouar ahead of Sunday afternoon’s Ligue 1 clash away at Lorient.
If selected by Lyon boss Rudi Garcia, Aouar will reach a century of appearances for the club and the aforementioned tweet is a video clip of the 22-year-old’s achievements in the top-flight of French football.
As expected, this has garnered some attention from Arsenal supporters.
Judging by the response of some fans on social media, they think the video is a farewell message.
Take a look at what’s been said on Twitter…
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