Houssem Aouar responds to Arsenal fan on Instagram after failed transfer attempt

Houssem Aouar has responded to an Arsenal fan on Instagram after the club failed in their transfer pursuit of the Lyon midfielder.

The Frenchman was linked with a north London move throughout the transfer window after guiding his side to the Champions League semi-finals.

But Mikel Arteta’s side missed a deadline to complete the deal last Friday, leading Lyon to confirm that the 22-year-old would be staying this year.

Aouar has also spoken out on transfer deadline day over the move, explaining why he decided to stay in France.

"First because I feel that I could still bring things to this team and the club, it's that simple," he told Telefoot.

"I wanted to continue the adventure with the club that raised me. We now have to raise our heads because we have to do better."

But it has not stopped one Arsenal fan trying to convince Aouar to make a U-turn, getting in touch with him directly on Instagram.

Sharing a screen grab on Twitter, the supporter wrote to the midfielder with: “We need you here in Arsenal broooo.”

And the Frenchman responded by liking the message and simply replying “hahaha bro” with two 100 emojis and a laughing face.

While Arsenal have suffered disappointment in their pursuit of Aouar, there could still be a chance of landing Atletico Madrid target Thomas Partey.

The Gunners reportedly opted to meet Atletico's £45million asking price for Ghana midfielder after weeks of talks.

It's understood the 27-year-old will shortly undergo a medical – which will likely take place in Madrid – ahead of his big-money move to the Emirates.

But fans think he is already in London after spotting a private plane landing in the capital on deadline day afternoon.

And Daily Star Sport have taken a look at how the midfielder could line up in Arteta’s side if he completes the deal.

One player who could make way for Partey is Lucas Torreira, who had been lined up for a loan move to the Wanda Metropolitano in a separate deal.

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