Report suggests that Arsenal have reached another halt, as they look to sign a new striker to their present squad, this summer. Arsenal had earlier failed in luring Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy despite triggering his release clause, and Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger has set his sights on French international and Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette. The Emirate club has been trying to reach a £45m deal for Lacazette since then, with Wenger looking to strengthen his attacking option.
Lacazette, 25, was impressive last season, scoring 23 goals in all competitions and was wanted by Arsenal, as per reports making the rounds.
Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas revealed in a recent interview the interest for their striker, though the President added that both manager Bruno Genesio and the attacker are discussing to extend the French strikers stay at the club.
He said, “We had a few calls, but he will stay with us. The coach wishes to rely on him. And I also feel he wants to stay.”
Arsene Wenger is keen on signing the striker players to bring healthy competition to French striker Olivier Giroud in the Arsenal attack, prior to the start of the new season, though he has still not ruled out a move for his target.
The Arsenal target has played a total of 173 Ligue 1 games for his Lyon, scoring 72 goals, since making his first team debut back in 2010. Lacazette is quite talented and can provide the Arsenal with some much needed goals, if a deal does go through.