Arsenal won’t be signing Houssem Aouar for the second summer in a row with the window due to close tonight.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Gunners are not interested in signing the Olympique Lyonnais midfielder. Moreover, no talks are even taking place between Arsenal and the French giants for Aouar.
The 23-year-old playmaker has been linked with a move to the Gunners for well over a year. Aouar is a player Arsenal supporters are eager to see join the Premier League side. However, a deal now looks dead in the water.
Instead of Aouar, Arsenal are working on signing Bologna defender Takihero Tomiyasu. As per Fabrizio Romano, a deal is likely to be announced later today for the Japanese international.
Arsenal have already made five signings this window, with Tomiyasu likely to be the sixth player to arrive in north London.
Indeed, many supporters thought Granit Xhaka would depart the club this window. However, the Swiss international instead stayed and signed a new deal with the Gunners. Fans thought Aouar could replace the midfielder at Arsenal.
It has been an unusual summer for Arsenal where the club have spent plenty of money without improving the first-team that greatly. Which is why Arsenal supporters on social media were fuming over this update on Aouar.
Here’s what some Arsenal fans had to say on Twitter about the club not making a late move for Aouar…
Unserious club https://t.co/sDORuSLNpZ— ☔️ (@afcleonn) August 31, 2021
This one baffles me, top target last summer, one year later and you can get him for miles cheaper and not even the slightest bit interested…. Absolutely baffling 🤔 https://t.co/7kTgG4mNkB— GoonerGlenn (@GoonerGlenn) August 31, 2021
“Grapes are sour” 😭😭😭 https://t.co/UNUas4LafY— Ae Fatimah Veg Kheema is Coming (@strgtOuttaCntxt) August 31, 2021
We suck https://t.co/SCEKlUXkbd— Powts (@jamiepowter96) August 31, 2021