Houssem Aouar responds to Arsenal transfer rumours after ‘skipping Lyon training’

Arsenal failed with a bid to sign Houssem Aouar last summer (AFP via Getty)

Houssem Aouar has hit back at reports claiming that he skipped training with Lyon in order to force through a potential move to Arsenal this summer.

The 23-year-old was wanted by Arsenal last year with the Gunners having their £32 million offer rejected by Lyon.

The French club were understood to be holding out for a €60m (£55.5m) transfer fee, while Aouar wanted to join a club in the Champions League.

On Monday, reports claimed that Aouar was absent from Lyon’s pre-season training sessions last week as he attempted to push through a move away from the Ligue 1 side.

But the midfielder insists he was unable to train due to an illness and has been in hospital for the start of Lyon’s pre-season campaign.

‘Once again, unfortunately another fake news was published across social media,’ Aouar said in a statement.

Houssem Aouar played for France at the European Under-21 Championship earlier this summer (Getty)

‘I don’t usually answer what’s been said about me… I was sick and hospitalised over the weekend.

‘I am doing much better now and I am ready for what comes next.

‘Thank you to those who have always supported me, in the good as well as in the mad moments. Go OL!’

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