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Arsenal step up interest for Lyon whizkid Houssem Aouar

Arsenal are keen on Lyon whizkid Houssem Aouar.

The France Under-21 international has won rave reviews since making his senior debut in February, attracting interest from Barcelona, says The Sun.

Aouar has scored four goals in 18 games for his hometown club this season, including one in their 3-0 Europa League win over Everton last month.

The academy product has been dubbed one of the most exciting talents in French football this year.

And according to reports in France, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger sent a spy to check on him in Lyon's Ligue 1 game at Toulouse last night.

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