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Arsene Wenger is still hoping he can secure the signing of a new striker despite the likelihood of having to pay a high price.
The Arsenal manager has been known for being tight fistedand spending so little in the transfer market over the years but there seem to have been a change in policy in the past year.
Following the signing of full-back Sead Kolasinac, Wenger is expected to search for players for his attack.
And according to the London Evening Standard, the Gunners are still determined to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in anticipation of the 2017/18 campaign.
The report is suggesting that Wenger will not be stopped by the striker’s exorbitant $66.8 million (€60 million) asking price set by Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.
Arsenal had an offer for Lacazette rejected last summer but the frontman is unlikely to stay beyond this summer in France after stating his desire to leave.
The 26-year-old ended the 2016/17 season with an impressive tally of 28 goals from 30 appearances in the French top flight.