Lyon have rejected Arsenal’s £44million bid plus Matteo Guendouzi for Houssem Aouar, stories declare.
Aouar has performed a key position in Lyon’s Champions League marketing campaign as they tackle Man City within the quarter-finals on Saturday night time.
Guendouzi has not performed for Arsenal since allegedly boasting to Brighton gamers about his superior wages in a 2-1 loss on the Amex Stadium on June 20.
L’Equipe declare Arsenal failed in an try to dump the Frenchman to Lyon, whereas providing them £44m for Aouar.
Lyon have admitted there’s a ‘danger’ of shedding the midfielder this summer time.
Sporting director Juninho instructed RMC Sport: “Houssem Aouar? When you may have nice gamers within the squad, it’s fairly logical that different larger groups with larger financial energy come to hunt the gamers.
“There’s a danger of shedding vital gamers.
“If we lose vital gamers, I’ve already spoken with the president, we may have the correct to stability the workforce.”
Guendouzi was reportedly banished from Arsenal’s first-team and skilled alone with a health coach in direction of the top of the 2019/20 season.
In July, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta insisted he solely needed gamers at Arsenal who have been ‘100 per cent dedicated’ to the trigger.
He mentioned: “[It means] gamers that respect the values we wish to implement, that they’re 100 per cent dedicated to our tradition, and gamers which are accountable on daily basis for what we demand from them.
“Gamers which are prepared to assist one another, combat for one another and revel in taking part in collectively. That’s what I imply by being on the boat.
“If you happen to behave like this on daily basis, you might be very, very welcome right here and we wish to get one of the best out of you and enable you to to get pleasure from your career with us.”