Journalist ‘sure’ Arsenal will make another attempt to sign £40m star
Journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Arsenal will definitely make another attempt to sign Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar.
The Frenchman has been a long-rumoured target for Arsenal after he caught the eye of clubs around Europe with his performances in the Champions League last season.
Aouar, who is reportedly valued at £40m, played a pivotal role as Lyon reached the semi-finals with the Frenchman providing nine goals and ten assists in all competitions.
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The 22-year-old recently claimed that he would finish the season with Lyon and wouldn’t be seeking a move away from the club.
However, Romano reckons the Gunners could test Lyon’s resolve as they look for a creative player, especially if they fail to land RB Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai.
“I think they will try again for sure,” Romano told The Arsenal Lounge. “Now we have to happen what will happen with Szoboszlai, they are waiting on his final decision.
“But immediately after Szoboszlai signs with another club, they could move again for Aouar. They have already spoke with his agent.
“It is not easy to sign Aouar in January, but he is at the top of the list for Arsenal. He’s a favourite for Arteta, it’s the same for the board. So, yes, in my opinion they will try again.”