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Arsenal continues to be linked with Olympic Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette despite Wenger’s numerous options in that position.
Wenger tried to sign the forward last summer but was unsuccessful as Lyon rebuffed all bids for his services. We had a £29m bid rejected for the French man before we turned out attention to Lucas Perez who joined for £10m less.
However, Lacazette placed his future in doubt when he recently claimed he is ready to take the next step of his career by moving a bigger club.
And Arsenal have been quickly linked with his services again. According to the reports, we have been told we must fork out £60m to sign Lacazette.
This is according to the Mirror via Football talk which claim we held talks with the player over a potential move before he signed a new deal at Lyon at the beginning of the season.
I really doubt the authenticity of this report but we can’t rule this out entirely if you consider Wenger’s preference to sign French players and also the success we have enjoyed working with them over the years.
Lacazette is definitely one of the most talented French players there is today, having scored more than 20 league goals in the last three seasons. He has already notched up 18 goals this term and is in line to cross the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season and will be a very good signing for our club.
Gooners have been craving for a striker who can score more than 20 goals a season, although it seems we have found that in Sanchez, the Chilean is stalling on a new contract and could push for an exit in the summer. A move for Lacazette could become necessary if that happens.