Monday 1 August 2016

Confirmed By Skysports - Arsenal To Table Big Money Offer For Lacazette This Week

When you have 48-goals in two seasons, you are certainly not a bad striker and this is why I am not surprised Wenger is interested in signing Lyon's striker Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal. With 48 goals in the last two seasons, Lacazette has scored more than Welbeck, Walcott and Giroud combined in the same period.

Off course Lacazette is playing in a less competitive league but it is the same league that produced Martial, Benzema, Zlatan and many other world class strikers. The French league is in my opinion massively underrated.

According to Skysports, Arsenal are set to table another bid for Lacazette. Arsenal had had a bid of £29 million reportedly rejected by Lyon for Lacazette but Wenger according to Skysport hasn't given up and will go back to Lyon this week with aa bigger offer.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has always claimed the player is not for sale but reports claim Lacazette is ready to leave Lyon for a bigger club this summer though he will not be publicly forcing a move. Also, Lyon manager who himself has always said he has been assured the player won't be sold this summer has changed his stance to say "There are some offers you cannot refuse."

Probably an indication the player has made it clear he wants to leave the French club this summer and they have accepted the fact that they have no choice than to sell him should the right offer be made for his services? Or why the sudden change of stance?

Lacazette has scored a total of 92 goals in 230 appearances for Lyon in the last four seasons. Should he sign for Arsenal, it will be interesting who will be the first choice between he and Giroud and between he, Giroud and Welbeck comes back from his long term injury.

We certainly must sign a striker this summer and unless we move fast, we may end empty handed especially as Chelsea are still been linked with striker. Who says they won't come for Lacazette if they are not able to get their other targets?

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