Quite how much interest Arsenal actually have in Alexandre Lacazette is anyone’s guess.
He’s a decent French striker, so it’s probably fair to say we’ve done our homework on him, but whether or not he’s the man Arsene Wenger wants to lead the line next season is the question.
And that question appears to have been answered by Lyon’s President Jean Michel Aulas who told Canal+, “We have had a few calls, but Alexandre will stay. I think it is his desire and the coach [Bruno Genesio] counts on him.”
Now, Presidents say a lot of things that don’t always come to pass, but he probably does have some insight into this particular situation.
Are our sights set elsewhere? Probably, even with the announcement that we’ve signed Japan international Takuma Asano – a player who is most definitely one for the future, and not the answer to our striking problems just yet.
Feels like things are starting to happen though.