If Liverpool’s transfer attempt fails, Arsenal will be able to put an end to the Houssem Aouar issue.
Arsenal are apparently interested in signing Alex Oxlade Chamberlain in the January transfer window, although Houssem Aouar could be a better option.
If Arsenal’s pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fails, they could finally sign Houssem Aouar. Mikel Arteta’s side have been linked with a January deal for Oxlade-Chamberlain, but their Premier League opponents would expect a’reasonable amount’ for the former Arsenal midfielder if he is to go permanently.
Oxlade-Chamberlain joined Jurgen Klopp’s team for £34 million in 2017, but since suffering a cruciate ligament rupture in 2018, he has battled to regain a starting spot.
After almost a year away, he returned to help Liverpool win the Champions League in 2019, but he has since had many additional niggles, including a knee injury that kept him out for three-and-a-half months last season.
Following the departure of Gini Wijnaldum, the 28-year-old expected to see more action this season, but after starting the first game of the Premier League season, he has only made one more start, in the Carabao Cup, and three substitute appearances.
After falling behind Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott in Klopp’s midfield pecking order, he is apparently evaluating his alternatives.
According to The Sun, the England international is open to returning to Arsenal, with the Gunners interested in putting him on a six-month loan in January.
That may involve a permanent deal at the end of the season – although Liverpool would want a reasonable fee for him, with Transfermarkt valuing him at £16 million.
If a deal cannot be reached, Arsenal may turn to Lyon playmaker Aouar, a long-term target.
The Gunners were interested in signing Aouar during the summer transfer window, but the French club’s £55 million value scared them off.
Lyon had set a hefty price tag on him after he starred in their run to the Champions League semi-finals, which included a win over Manchester City in the last eight.
In his last two games for Lyon, he has scored twice against Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 and Brondby in the Europa League.
However, his transfer fee is decreasing as he approaches the end of his contract, which will expire at the end of this season.
As a result, the Ligue 1 club has a chance. “Brinkwire News Summary.”