4 Top Class Forwards Arsenal Could Still Sign This Summer


4 – Alexandre Lacazette

Two weeks ago this looked like the deal was ready and waiting to go through, but recent updates have suggested Arsenal have made no contact with Lyon.

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Nevertheless, this remains a realistic transfer for Arsene Wenger to land this summer, with £45m the asking price from the French club who are reluctant to lose their star man.

Lacazette finished as runner-up to Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the Ligue 1 goalscoring ranks last season, but that wasn’t enough to lead his boyhood club to a Champions League place.

He’s always been given so much hype but we will never really know his ability until he makes the switch to a European league that isn’t dominated by one mega team.

He narrowly missed out on a place in the French squad for the Euro’s this summer and the lack of recognition could be more fuel to a desire to leave the club.

Regular first team football is comfortable for him now and he’s over-achieving at an underachieving team, all of that criteria should equate to alarm bells in Arsene Wenger’s head.

The chances of this one going through are high though, and a good pre-season with the Gunners would allow a spell to change his style of play ready for the demands of English football.

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