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Exclusive: Expert compares Arsenal target Houssem Aouar to World Cup winner

Get French Football News’ Adam White has tipped Arsenal target Houssem Aouar to excite Gunners fans and even compared the creative midfielder to a World Cup winner.

Mikel Arteta’s side are thought to be edging closer to concluding the transfer of Lyon’s Aouar.

Ligue One expert White feels the 23-year-old would shine at the Emirates Stadium and sees similarities with Barcelona and Spain legend Andres Iniesta.

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Arsenal have reignited their interest despite Aouar turning the Gunners down last year.

Lyon have reportedly revealed they will accept a fee in the region of £25million this summer, which is far less than their asking price 12 months ago.

Although north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur are also monitoring the situation, it appears Arsenal are in the driving seat to acquire the Frenchman’s services.

Aouar made 33 Lyon appearances last season, scoring eight goals and providing four assists.

White feels Aouar would be a hit at the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “I’m a big fan of Aouar. I’ve often likened him to Andres Iniesta, which is obviously a big shout because, for me, he is one of the greatest players of all-time.

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“I don’t necessarily mean in quality but in style. He has silky movement and drifts in midfield to pick passes. At his best, he is absolutely brilliant to watch and he can play anywhere in midfield.

“He’s great on the ball and technically outstanding. His vision is brilliant. He’s a huge talent.”

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