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Arsenal fans want Houssem Aouar January transfer swoop after France debut

Houssem Aouar produced an impressive performance on his international debut for France on Wednesday night – leaving Arsenal fans desperate for him to join the club in January.

The Gunners reportedly saw a bid worth £32million rejected for Aouar this summer, with Lyon instead holding out for their £54million valuation in full.

After failing with their offer for the Frenchman, Mikel Arteta turned his attention to a deal for Thomas Partey, who completed a £45million switch from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day.

While Arteta was clearly delighted to have signed Partey, Aouar showed the Arsenal boss what he is missing on his France bow last night.

Arsenal saw a bid rejected for Lyon ace Houssem Aouar in the summer transfer window
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The 22-year-old only played an hour for Didier Deschamps’ men in a 7-1 win over Ukraine, yet he did more than enough to impress Gunners fans – who quickly took to Twitter to call for their club to go back in for him in January.

One wrote: “Aouar playing really well for France. Honestly hope Arsenal go back for him in January”.

The Gunners subsequently turned their attention to a £45million deal for Thomas Partey
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“Watching Aouar for France and I understand why Arteta desperately wanted him. Tight space master,” said another.

A third commented: “Idk man, I just feel like Aouar is destined for Arsenal. Maybe he’ll come in January”.

“Can someone announce Aouar please,” another fan requested.

While one confidently predicted: “We’ll get Aouar in January”.

But Arsenal fans are desperate to see them go back in for Aouar in January after his impressive France debut against Ukraine on Wednesday
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