Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang publicly backs signing of Lyon ace

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Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang publicly backs signing of Lyon ace


Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has made it clear he wants Houssem Aouar to join the Gunners before the summer transfer window closes next month.

Aouar is believed to be Mikel Arteta’s top target for the final week of the window, which closes at 11pm next Monday.

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Aouar came through the youth ranks at Lyon and is highly rated – could he move to Arsenal before the summer transfer window closes?

The Gunners have been chasing both Aouar and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey as Arteta seeks a new midfielder, though the Lyon ace appears the more likely signing at this stage of the summer.

However, he is valued at around £54million by Lyon and Arsenal are understood to not be willing to pay such a fee due to the financial implications of coronavirus.

But it’s obvious the Gunners squad want Aouar to end up at the Emirates as captain Aubameyang made clear during an interview with Canal+.

“Of course we are in favour [of signing him],” said Aubameyang. “I will not hide it! Even if he is at Lyon!”

Aubameyang publicly backed the signing of Aouar

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Aubameyang publicly backed the signing of Aouar


Arsenal are said to be preparing a fresh bid for Aouar as they attempt to put Lyon under pressure in the final week of the transfer window.

However, any deal is likely reliant on Arsenal shifting some of their squad players to raise much-needed funds.

Lucas Torreira, Sokratis and Sead Kolasinac have all been linked with summer exits from the Emirates, and agreeing their departures could allow Arsenal to fund Aouar’s signing.


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