Arsenal transfer roundup: Gunners had Aouar ‘cap’ as Juventus plan crashes


The Gunners pulled out of a deal for Aouar on deadline day as the player was keen to move and Lyon were open to a sale, with additional competition now for his signing

Arsenal lost their second game of the Premier League season on Saturday, giving in to Raheem Sterling’s strike in the first half against Manchester City

While Mikel Arteta’s side produced a stronger performance than most outings against Pep Guardiola’s side in recent years, there was still a quality chasm the club couldn’t close. during the summer transfer window

Arsenal have made several important signings including the arrival of Thomas Partey on deadline day, but missing Houssem Aouar saw his midfielder lack creativity on Saturday

We have updates on why the Gunners haven’t signed the Lyon star, as well as an update on potential rivals for his services in January

Here is the latest roundup of transfers as the Gunners now settle in to the rhythm of a long and arduous season

In an article titled ‘Why Aouar Didn’t Sign For Arsenal’, Le10 Sport via Sport Witness reported that the Gunners have a ‘ceiling price’ for the midfielder and will not commit to paying too much , regardless of the need to sign a creative midfielder

According to the report, Mikel Arteta has highlighted both Aouar and Partey as ideal targets to add in the midfield, and the club have negotiated on both fronts throughout the summer window

However, they had a specific value for Aouar that they would not exceed They are believed to have submitted an offer of £ 35million which was quickly rejected by Lyon, whose valuation of the Frenchman was above the price. maximum that Arsenal was willing to pay

With any move for Aouar impossible due to disparity in assessment, Arsenal turned their attention to Partey on deadline day, activating his release clause and securing the transfer

Juventus have often been named among Arsenal’s potential rivals to sign Aouar this summer And it has now been reported that they could return for the Frenchman in January

According to Tuttosport via Sport Witness, the Italian champions are already preparing for the winter window, with Aouar being named as the “most concrete” idea at the moment

This report was corroborated by Gianluca di Marzio Speaking to Sky Italia via Sports Mole, di Marzio claimed that Juventus opted to sign Federico Chiesa this summer ahead of Aouar, who arrived on a one-season loan with a purchase option on the deadline day

However, he also signaled that Juventus could return for Aouar in January, as they look to add more young talent to an aging squad under new manager Andrea Pirlo.

Following the closing of the domestic wicket on Friday, Arsenal’s activities are now over until the January transfer window Given their reluctance to spend the winter, this means that their team is relatively well established for the season to come

BBC Sport expert Danny Murphy believes that Arteta and the club have done excellent business which he believes puts them in a good position to compete this year

“I think Arteta’s recruiting this summer has also been extremely impressive,” Murphy told the Football Index podcast via The Sport Review. “I think Partey will be huge and that’s an area the club is in. vulnerable for some time

« He will bring the athleticism and tenacity to midfield that they lacked in midfield

« I am happy that Ceballos is on loan again and shows a lot of attacking intent with his assists Gabriel has also integrated central defense and he already looks like the real deal in the Premier League »

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