Houssem Aouar happy at Lyon after missing out on Arsenal transfer

first_imgHoussem Aouar happy at Lyon after missing out on Arsenal transfer Houssem Aouar insists he is happy to remain at Lyon for another season (Getty)‘So, of course, we are going to try have the best season and to try to put the team and the club back in its rightful place at the top of France. Asked if he is disappointed that a move did not come to fruition, Aouar replied: ‘I’m the opposite. ‘I am at home, in the club that I love, with my friends and my family.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘So certainly I have all my bearings and it is giving me even more motivation to have a good season and to bring the club back to the top places in Ligue 1. ‘There is a lot of motivation, we have a quality group, with a very good team, notably in attack with certain arrivals. ‘We have satisfied with this team but now we are going to have to show it on the pitch a bit more than we have done at the beginning of this season.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Oct 2020 9:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Arsenal were unable to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon this summer (Getty Images)Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar insists he is not disappointed after missing out on a move to Arsenal during the transfer window.The Gunners had multiple offers for the 22-year-old rejected by Lyon as the French club stood firm over their €60m (£55.5m) valuation.Aouar was one of Mikel Arteta’s top midfield targets for the window but Arsenal, who signed Thomas Partey in a €50m (£45.4m) deal on deadline day, were unable to meet Lyon’s asking price.But despite failing to secure a switch to the Premier League, Aouar is adamant that he is happy to remain at Lyon.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Of course, I asked myself all the necessary questions,’ said Aouar.‘I am in the headspace to have a great season with my club and recover the points that we have lost. Advertisementlast_img read more

Samuel Osei Kuffour slams the use of astroturfs in Ghana

first_imgFormer Black Stars defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has criticized the use of astroturfs in Ghana.The former Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee member said constructing astroturfs is not the best because it leads to increased injury rates among footballers.The Bayern Munich legend was addressing ways to nurture the next generation of Ghanaian football heroes at the Bundesliga Legends Tour Press Conference on Monday in Accra.“Now we have astroturf coming to Ghana. Is it good for our football? For me, I think it’s not the best for our kids.How many of them would get injuries in the Achilles, injury problems everywhere because of astroturf?”The 43-year-old expressed his concern about the increase in astroturf production in the country at a time where Europeans are shunning the use of artificial pitches in favour of natural ones.“German people have stopped using astroturfs, Europeans have stopped using astroturfs. So, why are we just so much concerned about bringing astroturfs here.  It doesn’t help us.“The technical abilities that the young ones need to train it doesn’t go with the astroturf”.last_img read more