We were the better team, should’ve won the EL that year for Wenger.
Interesting that Arteta and/or Edu prioritised Aouar though. I wonder why.
I think Arteta values both equally and we may go back for Aouar next year. The 39m bid was testing the waters. We always knew that to get Partey we just had to pay the release clause. If we were able to make significant player sales we would’ve got both. Alas, departures were disappointing.
Aouar looked nice and neat on the ball but I didn’t see him being that clever passer of the ball we needed. We need someone who’s more like Bruno Fernandes, Aouar gives me Bernado Silva type vibes.Still think Aouar would have been the better signing imo. He can become elite with the right manager and players around him.
Not taking anything away from this one, Partey is a fantastic signing.
Yeahs sounds more like we either just didn't think Aouar was worth any more than we were offering, or (more likely imo) Aouar was never that keen on coming here. Either because he likes Lyon and/or he figures he can go to Madrid and play under Zidane if he stays put a while longer.GFFN with their "Arsenal has no money for Aouar" comments. They got served even if we didn't get Aouar. 50 million euros straight cash for Partey with bigger wages.