‘He’s a very good player… I hope he will come’: Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang URGES Gunners to sign Houssem Aouar as club prepare new £34m bid for Lyon midfielder
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is eager for Arsenal to sign Houssem Aouar
- Aubameyang described the talented Lyon midfielder as ‘a very good player’
- Arsenal are set to make an improved bid of £34m but Lyon are demanding £45m
The Gunners are eager to secure deal for Aouar before the transfer window closes on October 5, and Aubameyang described the 22-year-old as ‘a very good player’.
Mikel Arteta’s side are to make an improved £34m bid for Aouar this week but have been warned it will fall short of his £45m value by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has urged Arsenal to secure a deal for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar
Arsenal captain Aubameyang described Aouar as ‘a very good player’ who could help the team
‘He’s a very good player,’ Aubameyang said, as reported by The Mirror. ‘I hope we will be lucky to have these types of players at the club, I’m sure he can bring a lot to us.
‘I hope he will come even though he is at Lyon.’
Arsenal had an initial offer of £32m rejected for Aouar but won’t give up easily in their quest to sign him.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are set to make an improved offer of £34m for Aouar this week
If he was to join, the Frenchman would help to provide Arsenal’s midfield with some much-needed creativity.
Aubameyang recently committed his future to Arsenal, signing a three-year deal, and bringing in a player of Aouar’s quality would help to vindicate his decision to stay.
Aouar made his 100th Ligue 1 appearance for Lyon on Sunday as his side drew 1-1 with Lorient.
Arsenal have also been pursuing a deal for Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey, but at present a deal for Aouar appears much more attainable.