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On the wake of Arsene Wenger’s new contract, which was a bad news for almost everyone, Thursday started with some good tidings for the Gunners.
The good news came in form of a huge boost in their pursuit of long-term target, Alexandre Lacazette, who reports claims top Wenger’s priority list.
Atletico Madrid were the favorite to land 25-year-old this summer, but after having their transfer ban upheld, they are no longer in a position to sign the striker.
In fact, Atletico will be unable to sign any new players till 2018, which has made Arsenal the front runners to sign the top class player.
Lacazette was able to pick up over twenty goals in each of the last three season playing for Lyon, and has consistently expressed his wish to move out of the club.
The Ligue 1outfit are resigned to the fact that they would lose star man but at a worthy price, meaning Arsenal should be ready to spend a fortune of at least £50 million to get him to the Emirates.
After securing a new two-year contract extension at the club, Wenger promised to sign only the very best players.
Lacazette perfectly fits the bill and Arsenal think they can improve on last year’s rejected £29.3 million offer to land the Frenchman’s signature.
With the likes of Lucas Perez and Kieran Gibbs on the verge of leaving the north London club, it will provide enough funds to meet his wage demands for not being in the Champions League.
It is certainly a deal to watch out ffor in the coming months, and if Arsenal are really keen on improving their play, Lacazette is the right man for the job.