• Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says offer not high enough
  • Playmaker is Mikel Arteta’s top transfer target

Lyon have rejected a bid from Arsenal for the playmaker Houssem Aouar, according to the Ligue 1 club’s president. Jean-Michel Aulas.

Aulas suggested via his Twitter account that an opening offer from Arsenal, believed to be around £35m, was short of Lyon’s valuation and said he expects Aouar to feature for the club this season.

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