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​Arsenal blow as Champions League club rival for Aouar

Arsenal have suffered a blow in their chase for Lyon starlet Houssem Aouar.

The youngster is one of the most promising attacking midfielders in Europe.

The Gunners are showing the most interest in Aouar, but have not made a successful bid as yet.

And The Telegraph claims a Champions League club has now contacted the Frenchman about a move this window.

That would leave Arsenal on the back foot, as they can only offer Europa League football this season.

Manager Mikel Arteta will hope to convince Aouar about the long term project at the club.

Then it is the small matter of presenting a satisfactory fee to Lyon for the 22-year-old, who want £54 million.

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