Lyon’s star striker Alexandre Lacazette has been linked with a move to Arsenal for some time now. Arsenal have already seen a bid up to £29m rejected by Lyon.
Arsene Wenger is reportedly interested in launching another, improved bid for the player in spite Lyon insisting that their star goalscorer is not for sale in the transfer market.
While the Lacazette-to- Arsenal story has been repeatedly reported all over the world, it is only now that the player himself has said something about a potential transfer.
According to The Express, the Frenchman has this to say on French TV show Canal Football Club when asked about a potential transfer:
“If there are offers that can’t be refused, I’d like to not refuse them,"
“But I’m very comfortable at Lyon. The proof was there today that I was in the right state of mind.
“I scored three goals – I’m pleased. With my team-mates, everything is going well. So for me all is well."
Arsenal’s dire need for a striker was made evident in their opening game against Liverpool, and it could be said with some conviction that Alexis Sanchez was unable to deliver as Arsenal’s number 9, for it is known widely that he is more effective out wide.
Theo Walcott too is a player who can be a whole lot more dangerous on the wing. Chuba Akpom, who had an impressive pre-season, is not entirely ready to take the responsibility of leading Arsenal’s attack.
In so far as Olivier Giroud is being doubted, the French international has been much more effective for his national side with a different type of striker playing alongside him. Antoine Griezmann and Giroud combined well together in the Euros for their national team.
Following from that, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry recently told Skysports that perhaps Wenger could try and play Alexis ‘alongside’ Olivier Giroud.
Here is an excerpt from what he said to Skysports:
“People are calling for a striker, but I wonder if it would be a good situation if Sanchez could play behind Giroud,"
“We saw at Euro 2016 what Giroud can do when someone is close to him. I don’t mean a number 10, I mean a number nine; someone who can run in behind."
Perhaps Henry is referring to Wenger’s idea of an ‘internal solution’, one that must now be considered. If Lacazette is , in actual fact ‘happy’ at Lyon, Henry’s suggestion must be taken up seriously!
Do you guys think Lacazette will end up at Arsenal?