The France international told the outlet: “I’m happy to stay in Lyon. It’s my city, my club: it’s a great pride to represent OL.”
Indeed, this may come as a big blow to some Gunners fans, as the north Londoners were reportedly trying to make a move to sign him from Lyon before the summer transfer window closed last week.
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However, the deal never materialised and Aouar has assured his club that he is happy to stay there, meaning that Mikel Arteta’s side may find it even more difficult to sign him.
The 22-year-old would have arguably been a good fit at the Emirates Stadium, as he won a rather impressive 6.2 of his duels per game in Ligue 1 last term, as well as averaging 2.7 successful dribbles, 1.1 tackles and one key pass per match, as per Sofascore.
Arsenal fan reaction to Aouar comments
These Arsenal supporters on Twitter reacted to the comments made by Aouar, with some fairly mixed responses, as some happy for him to stay at Lyon while others were more upset over the remarks:
He can stay there! Let's target Szoboszlai now.
— Abhijit Mishra (@abhijitmishra26) October 11, 2020
Let him stay , the guy will watch us win trophies while he will be assisting Karl Toko Ekambi at that time
— Mikel Arteta🗯️ (@mikegooner15) October 11, 2020
We need to move to other targets we can’t use the whole January to chase him. Dominik Szoboszlai would be happy to move
— Maestro_Bambino (@maestro_bambino) October 11, 2020
We got our Partey. We will come back for Aouar next summer. I’m sure he knows playing at Arsenal is different. You are immediately playing on the global stage.
— Vusumuzi Makubalo (@VusaMakubalo) October 11, 2020
Is he trying to make us cry, or something?
— Sarmmie (@madamjeje) October 11, 2020
We get it. Now stop. Just please @HoussemAouar
— Dera (@DeraaAfc) October 11, 2020
You trying to make me cry? 😭
— Don Aouar (@AouarDon) October 11, 2020
He could have won the treble with us, His loss🙄🙄
— afcRoofy (@Roofyafc) October 11, 2020
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