Arsenal could allegedly reignite their interest in Lyon youngster Houssem Aouar when the January transfer market opens for business.

The Gunners were heavily linked with the Frenchman over the summer transfer window but could not come to an agreement with Les Gones over a transfer fee and ultimately brought in Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.

Houssem still has two and a half years left to run on his current deal in France, while he has started the 2020-21 term in strong form, contributing two goals and one assist in six games.

Real Madrid and Juventus have also been linked with the central midfielder, and it had been stated that Arsenal had missed their opportunity to land him.

However, according to, should the north Londoners manage to offload some out-of-favour players and trim their wage budget in January then the club could ‘test the water with Lyon again’.

The report states that a new approach for the 22-year-old Frenchman cannot be ruled out as Mikel Arteta looks to put together a roster capable of challenging for silverware.

Aouar made his debut for his country’s national team in their friendly with Andriy Shevchenko’s Ukraine earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Leicester City condemned Arsenal to their third defeat of the term as Jamie Vardy continued his hot streak versus the Gunners.

With the score at 0-0 in the 80th minute the ex-England striker broke free, latching on to Roma’s loanee Cengiz Under’s cross to nod a diving header past the German keeper Bernd Leno.

The outfits began the day locked in mid-table on nine points, with the result lifting Leicester to fourth place while Mikel Arteta’s outfit remained in 10th.