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ARSENAL target Houssem Aouar was sent off following a horror lunge during Lyon's clash with Montpellier on Tuesday night.

The French midfield star, 22, was ordered to take an early bath after launching himself studs first into the shin of Arnaud Souquet.

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— Shina Oludare ???????? (@sportingshina) September 15, 2020 1Aouar was sent-off for a horror lunge against Montpellier on Tuesday

Aouar was initially shown a yellow card before it was upgraded to a red after VAR replays.

Montpellier took the lead in the 38th-minute thanks to a Teji Savanier penalty.

And, just five minutes later, Aouar took out his frustration on the shins of Souquet.

The in-demand Lyon skipper charged at his opponent and lunged in, studs-first - getting absolutely nowhere near the ball.

Aouar was shown a yellow card in the 44th minute before video replays conclusively proved the hack deserved a red.

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Despite having made his debut five years ago, the dismissal was Aouar's first ever sending-off.

Savanier later scored his second to give Montpellier a 2-0 lead, before Memphis Depay scored a late consolation from the penalty spot following Vitorino Hilton's red card.

Hilton was shown red for denying wonderkid Rayan Cherki a clear-cut goalscoring chance, with Barcelona target Depay setting up a nervy final ten minutes.

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The 2-1 loss could now become Aouar's final game for Lyon - with Arsenal, Juventus and Manchester City interested in the midfielder.

The Gunners are thought to have made Aouar their No1 target - even ahead of Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Partey.

However, they may have to shell out £55million to sign the France Under-21s star, with the player believed to be keen on a move away.

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Maccabi Haifa star screams ‘Harry Kane on my c***’ and grabs crotch in sick taunt at Tottenham star before Euro clash

A MACCABI HAIFA star screamed 'Harry Kane is on my c***' in a sick taunt at the Spurs star before their Europa League clash.

Mohammad Abu Fani's winner against Russian outfit FC Rostov sent him and his Israeli side into a play-off match against the England captain.

4Israeli footballer Mohammad Abu Fani taunted Harry Kane ahead of their Europa League clashCredit: Social media 4The Maccabi Haifa star celebrated playing against the Spurs star by grabbing his crotch Credit: Social media

Maccabi came from behind in their Europa League third-round qualifier as Nikita Rukavytsya cancelled out Eldor Shomurodov's early strike.

Abu Fani grabbed the winner in the second-half to face Kane's Tottenham in the final game before the competition's group stage gets underway.

And the midfielder delivered a vile message to the 27-year-old striker as his teammates jubilantly celebrated in the dressing room.

Abu Fani, 22, grabbed his crotch at the camera before screaming: "Harry Kane is on my c***."

Yet fans were less than thrilled after the video was shared on social media, with one writing: "Very classy."

Another said: "Big mistake."

A third added: "I doubt Kane even knows who he is!"

Kane himself will be looking to score for the third successive Europa League match when he faces Abu Fani's men on Thursday.

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The Three Lions skipper, who bagged a penalty in the 2-1 win over Lokomotiv Plovdiv, proved the hero for Spurs once again in Macedonia.

Kane emerged from the bench to seal a 3-1 victory against KF Shkendija by heading home Tottenham’s third.

His settler came after goals from Erik Lamela and Son Heung-min had put Jose Mourinho's side on the brink of the next round following Valmir Nafiu's shock thunderbolt for the visitors.

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