Pep Guardiola has told the likes of Arsenal that long-term target Houssem Aouar ‘is the real deal’, but is he needed at the Emirates?
After being nurtured by the club’s famous academy — which has been responsible for producing some of Europe’s current top players including Alexandre Lacazette, Karim Benzema, and Corentin Tolisso — Aoaur started to realize the value of his ability, and n 2015, aged 17, he made his first appearance for Lyon B.
In the 2017-2018 season, in the absence of Tolisso who had just moved to Bayern Munich, he made 31 starts in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League, scoring seven goals and producing six assists — and the following season, his stock further increased as he made 44 appearances, scored seven goals, and made seven assists.
With Arsenal seeking to add some much needed quality to their midfield and there willingness to give the talents in the game a chance to sign, reports have suggested that Mikel Arteta has been impressed with Aouar this season and is ready to beat the likes of Juventus and Chelsea to a summer deal.
And amid all the transfer speculation surrounding the young man, City boss Guardiola did not hold back on the lad, telling the DAILY STAR:“He is incredible,”
“He’s always very calm with the ball at his feet, with an excellent technical quality.”
Despite the speculation, Aouar says he’s not considering his next move.
“I am not really thinking about it, I am more thinking about the weeks to come,” Aouar explained.
“They are going to be important for Lyon and for us. I have a fair amount to still bring to the team.
“I am trying not to pollute my mind and stay concentrated on the pitch.”
Look, Arsenal may be in need of adding to the squad in the summer, especially if Mesut Ozil FINALLY PACKS HIS BAGS and leaves the club (which is the best thing), so spending £43 million on this man could be a good long-term investment.
But Arsenal fans don’t want investments, they want impact players, wo with that being said, would Aouar make any difference to this Arsenal side, really?
If he produced 20 goals a season and added another 20 assists, he would be great, but he does not and right now, he is not ready for a move to the Emirates.
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