Arsenal close in on Houssem Aouar with Gunners agreeing terms with Lyon midfielder 'two weeks ago'

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal are close to landing the signature of Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar

Arsenal close in on Houssem Aouar with Gunners agreeing terms with Lyon midfielder 'two weeks ago'

Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar is set to be an Arsenal player

Arsenal ‘agreed terms’ with Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar on a deal as long as two weeks ago.

The highly-coveted Lyon midfielder has been linked with the Gunners this summer - and it appears the club have been busy attempting to land his services.

According to reports this afternoon the north Londoners have already agreed a five year contract with the 22-year-old France U21 international - with the only sticking point being the fee with the Ligue 1 side. 

With the player himself repeatedly stating he wants to move to further his career, Mikel Arteta's side appear set to capitalise on the unsettled Lyon-born talent. 

Despite Lyon sporting director Juninho said of the move: “For now, there is nothing for these players. We have not received anything for Houssem,” Aouar is also said to have agreed personal terms with Arsenal - leaving the club's busy behind the scenes in a bid to agree a fee which satisfies both parties. 

Ahead of the October 5 transfer window deadline, the Gunners have been busy bolstering their transfer kitty through the sale of Emi Martinez, who was signed by Aston Villa for around £20m. 

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