Arsenal failed with several offers to sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar (Picture: Getty)
Houssem Aouar says he’s ‘happy’ to be at Lyon and could remain with his boyhood club for at least another season after Arsenal failed with a move for his signature.
Mikel Arteta identified Lyon’s Aouar and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey as his two priority targets in midfield at the start of the summer but Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes was still the only player to join Arsenal with just hours remaining of the transfer window.
The Gunners had several bids rejected for Aouar – with Lyon holding out for a fee of €60million (£55m) – and the 22-year-old will stay with the Ligue 1 outfit for the 2020/21 campaign.
The France midfielder is ‘happy’ to stay with Lyon (Picture: Telefoot)
However, Arsenal did manage to land Partey after triggering a £45million release clause in his contract at Atletico Madrid on deadline day and the Ghanaian could make his debut when Arteta’s side travel to Manchester City next weekend.
Arsenal are expected to return for Aouar in the January transfer window or next summer but the France international and insists it still…