Weekend reports in the Sunday Mirror say that Arsene Wenger is to meet representatives of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette this week.
Having been knocked back by Jamie Vardy, the Gunners will have to move on in their search for a new striker – a signing considered crucial this summer by the Arsenal manager.
Lacazette has been linked with us previously, but last summer pledged his immediate future to the Ligue 1 side. Having been unable to force his way into the France squad for the European Championships, he might well be inclined to think a higher profile club would provide him with a better opportunity for the 2018 World Cup.
The 25 year old bagged 23 goals for Lyon last season, and does tick some of the Wenger boxes. He’s French, would be relatively good value in this current crazy market, and could well be the kind of player who can develop over the next couple of years into the striker we all want.
How much truth there is in the story is anyone’s guess though. The Arsenal manager is in France covering the Euros, and could easily find time to have meetings with agents etc.
We’re not TDK enough to know if he can reel Lacazette in, but undoubtedly Wenger has watched some tapes because you need to C90 minutes or more before making your mind up on a player.
All the same, we’re erring on the runny side with a 6 poo rating for now.