‘He was mentioned however is the improper profile’: Lyon chief Juninho says Houssem Aouar is ‘actually appreciated’ by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta however French side has no interest in taking Matteo Guendouzi in a swap deal
- Arsenal have put in a cash-plus Matteo Guendouzi bid for Lyon’s Houssem Aouar
- But the Ligue 1 side don’t need Guendouzi, says sporting director Juninho
- The Lyon chief confirmed he has spoken to Arsenal about Aouar’s availability
- Guendouzi has been frozen out by Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta
The Gunners are eager on bringing the Aouar to the Emirates Stadium this summer time with Arsenal technical director Edu Gaspar reportedly providing £44million plus Guendouzi for the Lyon midfielder.
But the French membership have knocked again Arsenal’s preliminary provide as Juninho thinks Guendouzi will not be the best participant for them.
Arsenal put in a cash-plus Matteo Guendouzi provide for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar (above)
But Lyon are usually not in including Guendouzi (above) to their squad for the approaching season
He advised French radio station Top of the Foot: ‘I get on very nicely with Edu, we spoke on the telephone. Aouar is actually appreciated by Mikel Arteta.
‘Guendouzi was mentioned in the course of the name, he is a good participant, however he’s the improper profile. We are usually not in that in any respect, we minimize the dialog.’
Guendouzi has been outcasted by Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta and has not performed a single minute for the north Londoners for the reason that center of March.
Lyon sporting director Juninho revealed he has spoken to Arsenal about Aouar’s availability
The younger Frenchman final appeared in an Arsenal shirt throughout a 2-1 defeat to Brighton on March 14, when he appeared to strangle matchwinner Neal Maupay simply seconds after the ultimate whistle.
Arteta not too long ago revealed in a press convention that Guendouzi may play for Arsenal this season nevertheless it seems the very best case state of affairs for the Gunners is to make use of him as a makeweight for different targets.
But the French midfielder mentioned he’s ‘again to work’ at Arsenal after he captained the France Under 21s to a 2-1 win over Azerbaijan on Monday night time.
Aouar, in the meantime, is without doubt one of the most highly-rated midfielders in Europe after a stellar season which noticed him information Lyon to the Champions League semi-finals.
Aouar (above) performed an important position as Lyon reached the Champions League semi-finals
The 22-year-old scored 9 objectives and laid on ten assists final season in all competitions and shaped a stable midfield partnership with Maxence Caqueret and Bruno Guimaraes.
Aouar got here by the youth ranks at Lyon and has made 137 appearances for his boyhood membership.
Arsenal are additionally wanting so as to add Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey to their squad, whereas Lucas Torreira may be part of Guendouzi out of the Emirates exit door this summer time.
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