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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas believes Arsenal are reluctant to meet Houssem Aouar's asking price with Ligue 1 side demanding £44m for the French midfield star Houssem Aouar was key in Lyon reaching the Champions League semi-finals Lyon are also aware they have one of Europe's hottest properties at the club  But Jean-Michel Aulas claims Arsenal are unwilling or unable to pay the £44m  Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is said to admire midfielders Aouar and Thomas Partey 

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 09:04 BST, 20 September 2020 | Updated: 10:08 BST, 20 September 2020

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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed Arsenal are unwilling or unable to meet their valuation of Houssem Aouar.

The French midfielder played a pivotal role in Lyon's run to the Champions League semi-finals last season and has attracted heavy interest from Mikel Arteta and the Gunners as a result.

But with the 22-year-old now one of the hottest properties in Europe, Lyon are said to be holding out for a fee within the region of £44million, which Aulas says the Gunners are unlikely to match before the close of the transfer window.

Lyon's president has claimed Arsenal are unwilling to meet their valuation of Houssem Aouar

Lyon's president has claimed Arsenal are unwilling to meet their valuation of Houssem Aouar

Aulas (above) is said to be demanding around £44m for the French midfield star this summer

Aulas (above) is said to be demanding around £44m for the French midfield star this summer

Asked by journalist Chris Wheatley if the Lyon star would make a move to north London before October 6,

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