RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi has revealed what the Gunners plan on doing next in their continued pursuit of Lyon star Houssem Aouar.

The unresolved uncertainty surrounding the future of Mesut Ozil has seen Arsenal continue to be linked with a host of attacking midfielders who could fill the gap left by the German star’s absence.

The Gunners appear to be firmly interested in the services of Lyon attacker Houssem Aouar, who played a key part in their impressive Champions League run last season as they reached the semi-final.

Arsenal’s bid to sign the 22-year-old has been rejected by Lyon today but according to RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, the Gunners are set to submit a new offer of €38m for Aouar but Lyon are unlikely to accept that either.

Mikel Arteta’s men have made an encouraging start to the season, having won three games in all competitions so far.

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