As Arsenal fans wait on further news from credible journalists in the shape of Fabrizio Romano and David Ornstein, it seems as if the odds of any deals happening is getting slimmer and simmer with four days to go.
Arsenal are in a race against time to ship out some player and fund transfers for midfielders Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar.
It’s the Aouar front that has not fans crossing their fingers as especially after the loss to Liverpool in which they were lacking in creativity.
It must be said the fanbase is split down the middle as to which of the two midfielders they are linked with is more of a priority. The positive news on the Aouar front is Lyon’s president has given the London side a three-day ultimatum to muster up funds for the French star. While the powers that be in Madrid seem reluctant to lose Thomas Partey.
Another page has been written in the saga as Lyon released a press statement pertaining to transfers and one Houssem Aoaur’s situation came up, click below to read;
Extract from the above:
“We’re trying to bring in another young player. Things are well under way. It will also depend on our departures. There will be no more after Friday evening. All matters must be settled before this deadline. Depending on this, we can complete the summer’s dealings. We can imagine losing two players, I don’t think we will lose more. If this is the case, we will complete our works. Juninho and Bruno Cheyrou are working on the matter. Unfortunately, there is no deal in place for Jeff Reine-Adelaide. Hertha Berlin have been more insistent than other sides. The plan of the club is ambitious… We know that three very big clubs are interested in Houssem Aouar. Negotiations have been difficult. Not all of these clubs can give us financial commitments. There is still difficulty. We are all working on this day and night… The team resumed training on June 8th. They’ve been fantastic in the Champions League. We will recover. I know we’ll be up there come the end of the league season.”
Reports coming out of France Thursday night were saying PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has held talks with Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas to thrash out a deal for Houssem Aouar.
The count down is on, who wins the race to Arsenal’s midfield? The Frenchman or the Ghanaian?