Arsenal join Liverpool in race for Lyon's Houssem Aouar who Pep Guardiola branded 'incredible'

Aouar's superb form hasn't gone unnoticed, as several Premier League clubs including Liverpool and Manchester City have been impressed by his technical ability and creativity.

The 20-year-old is an all round midfielder who has come through the Ligue 1 side's ranks and has already managed five goals and four assists across all competitions this season.

Pep Guardiola liked what he saw when his side faced Lyon in their 2-2 Champions League clash and instructed City chiefs to make contact with the French side to enquire about the young midfielder.

While Arsenal may have gone on an impressive unbeaten run, they are currently just outside of a European spot.

The Gunners would need the financial boost of a Champions League spot in order to secure the youngster's services, as a £40million transfer fee has been floated for Aouar.

Whereas City have deeper pockets and the pull of Guardiola.

"We all share the same views about football, but I also share his opinions and the way he plays with his team.

"So it would be nice to be coached by someone like him."

The Lyon hotshot was stopped by Guardiola in the tunnel after their teams met, as the Spaniard wanted to show his appreciation for Aouar's performance, where he had dictated the midfield with 62 passes and five tacklers.

"We talk a lot about Ndombele but Aouar is also excellent. He’s always very calm with the ball at his feet, with an excellent technical quality.

Aouar isn't the only player that Premier League clubs could end up fighting over.

Arsenal and Liverpool have both been monitoring the situation between Ousmane Dembele and Barcelona over the past few months.

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