Arsenal fans hijack Houssem Aouar’s tweet in an attempt to persuade Gunners midfielder
Arsenal supporters begged Houssem Aouar to join them that of Mikel Arteta side after sending Lyon back to victory, which kept their title challenge on track.
Aouar scored the only goal as his side beat Rennes on Wednesday to remain third in League 1, three points behind the Lille leader.
The attacking midfielder was a target for the Gunners last summer, with Arteta desperate to add more creativity to his midfield.
But Lyon held firm on their £ 55million prize, the prize Arsenal out of a movement.
After his exploits on Wednesday night, Aouar took to Twitter to post photos of him and his teammates celebrating.
And his tweet was hijacked by Gunners fans keen for the 22-year-old to change Emirates.
“Come to Arsenal,” read a response to his tweet, while another said: “Imagine a trio of midfielders, Partey and Ødegaard. We will remain undefeated again. Come to the King of Arsenal.”
Another tweet simply read: “Aouar at Arsenal” in all caps – repeated 15 times.
So far this season, he has scored six goals and notched three assists for Lyon in all competitions.
While Arteta bolstered Arsenal’s midfielder with the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid in October, he didn’t fill the lack of creativity in the transfer window.
His team, 10th, scored fewer goals than any other team in the first half of the championship. premier league table, and could seek to sue Aouar again this summer.
It could depend on how Martin Odegaard’s loan goes, with the 22-year-old joining in January on a temporary move from real Madrid.
So far, Odegaard has been involved in wins against Leeds, Leicester and Benfica, as well as losses against City and Aston Villa.
He will be hoping for his next chance to impress Arteta when Arsenal travel to face Burnley on Saturday.