Ian Wright urges Arsenal to revive Houssem Aouar pursuit

Ian Wright urges Arsenal to revive Houssem Aouar pursuit

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has asked the club to push more for Houssem Aouar's services in the next transfer window.

The 22-year-old was linked with a move to the Emirates all throughout the summer, but Arsenal and Lyon could not come to an agreement over a fee and Aouar ultimately stayed put at the Groupama Stadium, and the Gunners went on to sign Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, Wright said: "It is [important] because it's something that's continually labeled towards Arsenal, that they can't beat the big-six teams. I think that was something that was a little while back now, not since [Arteta's] been there.

"I think the mentality has changed, the culture in what he's doing has changed, the intensity and the way he wants to play. It's all changed, it's a new Arsenal in what they're trying to do going forward.

"If he can continue to improve, like players improve with his coaching, and then he's then able to add to that with Aouar, who they're trying to get in the midfield alongside Partey, then you've got someone who can create for the forwards.

"So it's all looking good and winning games like this will only stand you in good stead and give confidence to the team."

Meanwhile, Aouar has begun the 2020-21 campaign at Lyon with two goals and one assist from seven Ligue 1 appearances for Les Gones, where he is under contract until 2023.

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