Arsenal have reportedly launched their bid for Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar.
The Gunners are determined to carry the French playmaker to north London following his excellent shows in Ligue 1 in current seasons.
The 22-year-old has been closely linked with a transfer to the Emirates all through the summer season, with Arteta determined so as to add high quality to his midfield earlier than the switch window closes on October 5.
And in line with French outlet Telefoot, Emirates chiefs have now formally submitted a proposal for the France worldwide.
The report comes simply hours after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas expressed doubt whether or not the Gunners have the funds to signal Aouar.
Final week, Aulas mentioned Arteta’s facet couldn’t afford him and he has once more as soon as once more echoed these sentiments.
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Chatting with Le Progres through GFFN, he mentioned: “Financially, Arsenal are like everybody else (in a tough spot).
“And Houssem might say to himself that one of the best factor can be to stick with us.”
In the meantime, midfielder Lucas Torreira has been linked with a transfer to Atletico Madrid earlier than the switch window nearer.
The Arsenal midfielder is surplus to necessities by Mikel Arteta and has been in search of a transfer all summer season.
Arteta was requested about whether or not Torreira was any shut to depart the Gunners, and he mentioned: “We don’t have any replace on Lucas or another participant in the intervening time.