Arsenal have been on hunt for a new striker this summer, after Danny Welbeck sustained a long term injury late last season, which has seen the 25-year-old ruled out of action for nine months.
With Olivier Giroud being the club only out-and-out striker in the squad, the Emirates outfits are in need of another forward as they prepare for the upcoming season.
While the north London club already had €35 million bid for the France international rejected, the French club apparently informed Arsenal on Wednesday that the Premier League giants will need to cough up around €48 million if they want to sign Lacazette, according to reports from English media.
While we’re on the subject, French newspaper Le Progres in one of their stories earlier on Tuesday, which claimed that the Gunners have made a formal offer of €48 million for the France international. However, on Lyon official website, these claims were refuse on the very same day. The report read as follows:
“Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies having received an offer of €48 million from Arsenal for the transfer of Alexandre Lacazette as Le Progres claims in this morning’s edition.”
The Ligue 1 champions further went on to confirm that the Gunners had in fact, placed a bid that was in the region of €35 million, which was quickly rejected.
It read further, “The reality is that Arsenal formulated an offer of €35 million which Olympique Lyonnais did not follow up on for one reason only: OL will keep Alexandre Lacazette who is irreplaceable and who is one of the main leaders of Bruno Genesio’s squad,”
The 25-year-old brilliant form last season has drawn the attention of top European clubs with the Premier League giants being the front-runner to sign the Lyon man, according to various media sources.
Lacazette is a highly rated forward who would be able to provide us as much goals as we want considering how starched up our midfield is and with the recent inclusion of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach, he will undeniably become a world-class as a Gunner.