Arsenal are preparing another move for Lyon star midfielder Houssem Aouar, according to French outlet Le10Sport.

According to reports, the Gunners have already had one bid rejected for the 22-year-old but are ready to make an improved offer for Lyon’s star man, who has shone in recent months, particularly in the latter stages of the UEFA Champions League.

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The French Ligue 1 club may well be resigned to losing Aouar but they will be desperate to extract the best possible price for a player held in such high regards.

Arteta received a major boost in his pursuit of the Frenchman earlier this week when reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano stated Aouar was interested in a switch to the Gunners.

Aouar has made 99 Ligue 1 appearances for Lyon and has scored 16 times as well as making 16 assists during his continued rapid development.

Should Arsenal land the midfielder, it could be regarded as major signing as Aouar is a mercurial talent who has the ability to become one of the best players in the world in his position.