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“[Discussing] their qualities is not appropriate from my side.”

Aouar was surprisingly left out of Lyon’s squad for their recent match against Nimes Olympique, further adding to speculation that he’s set to leave.

But Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas doubts whether clubs, including Arsenal, could afford their asking price before the end of the transfer window.

“Financially, Arsenal are like everyone else [in a tricky spot amid the coronavirus pandemic],” he said.