Arsenal can beat Liverpool to the signing of Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar by repeating a transfer trick they utilised to land Alexis Sanchez again in 2014. The Gunners appeared to be frontrunners to land the mercurial French playmaker after reportedly reaffirming their long-standing curiosity in Aouar that just about noticed him full a transfer to the Emirates Stadium final summer season. However, the Reds now appear to have overtaken their Premier League rivals within the race to deliver prise the 23-year-old away from Lyon, with Le10Sport claiming Jurgen Klopp’s facet are actually in pole place for his signature. The Ligue 1 outfit will apparently promote the tough midfielder if a suggestion within the area of €35million (£30million) is available in, one thing Liverpool will seemingly have at their disposal contemplating they’ve already obtained in extra of £25million for threesome Marko Grjuic, Harry Wilson and Taiwo Awoniyi this summer season.
While the Merseyside membership would seem to have the benefit over Arsenal, the Gunners can repeat the transfer trick they utilised to deliver Alexis Sanchez to the Emirates Stadium again in 2014, beating out Liverpool within the course of. Arsenal reportedly satisfied the Chilean to snub a transfer to Anfield by detailing how thrilling residing in London could be, a undeniable fact that was not misplaced on former Reds’ boss Brendan Rodgers. “He’s a incredible participant and would have suited us,” Rodgers informed the Evening Standard seven years in the past. “That was one the place geography dictated the place he wished to go, easy as that. “It wasn’t due to a scarcity of ambition by the membership, it was about the place the participant and his household wished to reside.” Mikel Arteta may maybe use the same pitch to gazump Liverpool and land Aouar this summer season however it will not be simple for the Spaniard contemplating his facet shall be with out European competitors subsequent season whereas the Reds shall be partaking within the coveted UEFA Champions League subsequent time period. Do you need an unique pre-season Arsenal preview – each in your inbox and thru your letterbox? Head over right here to discover out extra and safe your copy!