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Houssem Aouar breaks silence on failed Arsenal transfer

Houssem Aouar has insisted that he is in no way disappointed that a move to Arsenal from Lyon did not materialise this summer.

The north London side were strongly linked with a move to bring the talented 22-year-old midfielder to The Emirates this summer but a switch failed to materialise and a deal was not able to be struck between the two clubs.

Arsenal instead ended up signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey on transfer deadline day as Mikel Arteta managed to add some further quality to his options in the middle of the park.

Aouar is highly rated and is considered to be one of European football’s most promising young midfielders.

The player himself has now spoken out about his failed move to Arsenal this summer and has insisted that he is happy to still be at Lyon after the proposed transfer failed to happen.

Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Express, Aouar said of his failed move to Arsenal: “Of course I asked myself all the necessary questions.

“I am in the headspace to have a great season with my club and get back the points that we have lost.

“So of course we are going to try to do the best season and to try to put the team and the club back in its…