It looks as if Arsenal could have a new man to lead their attack when they line up against Liverpool on the opening day of the Premier League.
That’s because French newspaper Le10 have released an exclusive story stating the Gunners have agreed personal terms with long-term target Alexandre Lacazette.
The story has been picked up and translated by The Express, as Arsenal fans gear up to welcome their new number nine to the Emirates in the next month.
Whilst an official fee is yet to be discussed with Lyon, it’s believed Arsene Wenger has convinced the 25-year-old to stand as the man to finally bring the title to the Emirates.
The report also states that a new bid of £35million is set to be tabled following that refused offer of £29.7million being publicly turned down in an official statement from the Ligue 1 side.
Whether or not that will be enough to land the French sides star man remains to be seen, but the way reports are going it looks as if Lacazette has made up his mind on the Gunners.
At the moment, this transfer is the most concrete to go through this summer and Arsenal are keen to get it pushed over the line before their opening game on August 14th.
Lyon’s boss recently announced that “some offers are too good to refuse” and admitted his striker could finally leave the club if the right price came in from Arsenal.
Personally, I believe that’s more in the €50m region and Arsenal will be left red-faced if that above figure is true, so it could be another waiting game that goes on until the end of the window.
It’s all mind games from the Bruno Genesio, who along with the club will be awaiting a fresh bid from the Gunners who now stand as the only club in the running with PSG set to sign Jese Rodriguez.
There’s no doubt that Lacazette would bring goals to our season, but more importantly it would finally spark a realistic competition in the centre forward role.
Last season may have seen Welbeck and Giroud battling for a place, but realistically it was just a rotation technique and neither one of them pushed the other hard enough.