Kevin Campbell told the Highbury Squad that it would be ‘good business’ if Arsenal sold Joe Willock and purchased Houssem Aouar instead.
The Lyon playmaker is someone who has been on Arsenal’s transfer radar for some while now and once again his name is popping up this summer.
Arsenal need goals in their midfield, but it seems as though they are prepared to part ways with the £25 million-rated academy star, Joe Willock, who is attracting interest from Newcastle.
And Campbell feels if they can part ways with Willock for that price and sign Aouar for the same amount then it’s good deal for the North London club.
“I thought we were going to get Aouar last season,” said Campbell. “The question on Houssem Aouar isn’t against Willock.
“It should be Aouar or Odegaard or Maddison or Bernando Silva? I think Aouar at £25 million.
“If you say, we are going to sell Willock for £25m and bring in Aouar for the same money then you say that’s good business.”
Whether it’s Aouar, James Maddison or Martin Odegaard, Arsenal need that attacking injection into their midfield.
Mikel Arteta has Emile Smith Rowe’s ball-carrying abilities to pick from, but he simply cannot rely on a player who is set to take part in his first full season as a professional in England’s top-flight.
Plus, Smith Rowe can play out on the left and Arsenal need that driving force in the middle of the park to complement the more robust, aggressive and bulldozing-like qualities that Thomas Partey brings to the table.
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