Ian Wright fires Houssem Aouar warning to Mikel Arteta after Liverpool defeat

Houssem Aouar is a target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes his former club will experience more defeats like their loss to Liverpool if they fail to sign Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar before the transfer window closes.

The Gunners were beaten 3-1 by the Premier League champions at Anfield, despite taking the lead through Alexandre Lacazette in the first half.

Arteta selected Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Lacazette and Willian in attack but the Gunners were pinned back for much of the game and Lacazette failed to take the side’s biggest chance of the game in the second half.

The Gunners’ display improved significantly following the introduction of Dani Ceballos from the bench as Arsenal had a more attack-minded central midfielder to play through, as opposed to Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.

Wright has urged Arsenal to sign Aouar (Picture: DAZN)

Arsenal have submitted two bids for Aouar in the last week but Lyon are yet to receive an offer that meets their asking price.

And Wright has urged Arsenal to pay whatever it takes to get the Frenchman as he feels the defeat highlighted the Gunners’ need for a ball-player in midfield.