Aouar to Arsenal update offered by Lyon chief after Guendouzi swap proposal

Lyon's sporting director Juninho has offered an update on the future of Arsenal transfer target Houssem Aouar and Barcelona target Memphis Depay.

Both players have been heavily linked with moves away from Ligue 1, with the Gunners eyeing a move for Aouar and new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman keen on bringing his compatriot Depay to the Nou Camp.

However, Juninho has claimed that no new offers have been made for either player and explained why Lyon rejected Arsenal's offer of including misfit midfielder Matteo Guendouzi in a deal for Aouar.

"For now, there is nothing for these players," Juninho told French outlet Telefoot Chaine.

"We have not received anything for Houssem, we have not received anything for Memphis."

Asked about Arsenal's offer to let Guendouzi join Lyon in a move which would see Aouar move to the Emirates, Juninho added: "I get on very well with Edu, we spoke on the phone. Aouar is really appreciated by Mikel Arteta.

"Guendouzi was discussed during the call, he is a great player, but he is the wrong profile.

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"We are not interested in that at all, we cut the conversation."

Arteta has admitted earlier this week that he wants to make more additions, having already made four permanent signings this summer in the form of Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares, Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes.

"We are still active in the market, we are looking at different options," Arteta said.

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"I would say we are active in the market for players in and out, at the moment the squad balance is not the ideal we want to achieve so there is still some work to do.

"Some positions are overbooked, I said some others, in terms of specific qualities that we need, they are still not there.

"We have to bear in mind the complication with this transfer market and the complexity and the timing, because you can see that clubs are behaving in many different ways and it is a little bit uncertain how this will work in the next few weeks."

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