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Arsenal fans react to reported interest in player who Guardiola called 'incredible'

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The Daily Mail claims that Lyon’s Houssem Aouar is on Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s wish list for the summer transfer window.

Aouar is a regular starter for Lyon despite only being 21. The Frenchman has scored six goals and has provided seven assists so far and has been one of the best players in Ligue 1 this season.

Multiple reports have claimed that Arsenal are on the lookout for a box-to-box midfielder for the summer. Aouar is capable of playing anywhere across central midfield and is ideal for Mikel Arteta’s system.

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Arsenal are still yet to properly replace Aaron Ramsey who left us in the summer. Mesut Ozil hasn’t quite hit his best form yet while Dani Ceballos’ loan deal hasn’t quite worked out as well as he would’ve hoped.

Arteta would have observed Aouar very closely during his time at Manchester City last season. Aouar put up a fine performance against the Premier League champions to help Lyon get a 2-2 draw and Pep Guardiola seemed to be impressed.

He told Sky Sports: “Houssem Aouar is a very good player. He is incredible. We talk a lot about Ndombele, but Aouar is also excellent. He’s always very calm with the ball at his feet, with excellent technical quality. Lyon really has a very good team.”

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Arteta, like his former boss, is impressed with Aouar if the reports are true and a move makes a lot of sense. Arsenal fans took to social media to hail the Frenchman who would be ideal for our midfield.

Here are a few reactions:

https://twitter.com/Liam_ALSaeef/status/1227169524618858497

https://twitter.com/Artetas_Arsenal/status/1226549002579173382

https://twitter.com/KK1466195771/status/1226472724308135937

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