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Reports broke out yesterday from France claiming Lyon have agreed a £50m deal with Arsenal for Alexandre Lacazette this summer.
Now Craig Burley who is a television pundit and Scottish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1989 until 2004. He is currently a co-commentator for BT Sport.
He revealed Arsenal should sign Pierre Emerick Aubameyang ahead of Lyon striker Lacazette.
The 26-year-old French striker has emerged as one of the north London side’s top targets in the summer transfer window.
Lacazette has scored 100 goals in 203 appearances in Ligue 1 since breaking into the Lyon team in 2010.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is thought to be a long-term admirer of the 26-year-old striker as the Gunners looks to rebuild after missing out on a top-four finish last term.
The former Chelsea defender Burley suggested that Aubameyang would be a better option.
“I would have him [Lacazette] behind Aubameyang and quite a few others,” Burley said. “He has had a good few seasons at Lyon.”