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Arsenal summer signing Alexandre Lacazette has revealed his plans on persuading Antoine Griezmann to sign for the Gunners.
Griezmann was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in previous transfer windows but he opted out to remain with Atletico Madrid.
Lacazette, who joined the Gunners from Lyon back in July, is close friends with Griezmann from their time together with the France national side and he is keen for his ‘best mate’ to follow him to north London. The Arsenal striker told Match of the Day magazine: ‘Yeah [Griezmann is my best mate], we are very good friends and have lots of fun.
‘Our nicknames for each other are Griezzy and Lacaz. If Griezzy visits me in London, I’m going to ask him to sign for Arsenal!’
Arsenal will have to act fast because it’s understood the Manchester United remain interested in Griezmann and are lining up a £100m bid for the Frenchman.