Wenger meets £40m+ striker’s agent but refuses to meet asking price

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has met Alexandre Lacazette’s agent to discuss a move to the Emirates Stadium but will now have to look for another striker as the Gunners are not willing to match £40m+ asking price, according to the reports from Mirror.

The French manager is on the look-out for another striker, after knowing that they will be without Danny Welbeck for the majority of next season due to a serious knee injury. The North London club have been forced to search for alternatives after Leicester star striker Jamie Vardy snubbed a move to the Emirates in the favour to remain at Kings Power Stadium.

In recent weeks, we have been linked with few players and reports claim that we are on the raid of signing a highly rated Japanese international Takuma Asano from Sanfreece Hiroshima.

However, Wenger is expected to lure a more experienced striker and the likes of Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain have been linked with a potential move to the Emirates Stadium this summer, with Lacazette topping the priority list.

The reports further claim that Wenger has met the French international’s agent last week to discuss a potential move to the North London but Lyon’s £40m+ asking price is proving too expensive as it’s way above our valuation.

In today’s crazy transfer I personally think Lacazette is worth such amount as his pace, clever movement, brilliant technique and better-quality finishing would make him the perfect foil for Ozil’s vision in the final third.

Liverpool bought Christian Benteke for £30m and Sadio Mane at £35m, this makes it obvious why Lyon is asking for such a huge amount for Lacazette – who netted 75 goals in France over the past three seasons.

I don’t think he’s still among the top strikers in Europe but there are lack of forward in the market this summer. Napoli are requesting huge amounts of money for Higuain and top Europe clubs are after Morata so we can understand why Wenger is emphasizing on Lacazette.

Let wait and see what comes out of this speculation whether we will be able to agree a deal with Lyon but I will be very disappointed if the transfer window closes before Wenger actually signs a striker.

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    10 COMMENTS

    1. Bonaroca:- I have to admit that Mr Wenger has more or less a competitive team, but obviously he has at least
      two (2) areas he has to tackle the.goalkeeping position. Czech is a first class goalkeeper, have Arsenal a competent man in that area if Czech is injured my answer is ?????. The only missing area could be the Central
      Defender perhaps someone like Iwadi could fill in that position when needed. The third position is that Arsenal
      do really miss a player like “the little Mozart” that is Tomas Rosicky who is able to get his players to play a fast
      game and move forward not stay staring to pass the ball more backwards then forward. To put in a nutshell
      England were beaten because they played the ball mainly backwards giving the opportunity for the opposing team to close their defensive ranks. Arsenal really need in their team a “Fast Little Mozart” the lazy bones
      who think that passing the ball backwards or across continually will never bring results.
      England ‘s Manager did his best, but for sure Mr Wenger system will never give us a Lremier League Title.

    2. Alexandre Lacazette is not the first and will not be the last for Mr Wenger to refuse to pay the asked price. Tens of world class stars were about to sign for Arsenal just for Wenger to stop that refusing to pay the money. Arsenal have no hope to have a balanced team and squad as long as Wenger is the manager. Wenger stayed twenty years and still planning to stay longer by pleasing the shareholders and members of the board. Wenger has already said it in a lowed voice that he doesn’t care about what Arsenal fans think.

    3. Wenger should do whatever it takes to buy Aubemeyang if he really want premier league next season. This guy’s presence alone can scare off defenders. Ozil needs this kind of lethal strikers. Not morata or Lacazette. If we can buy Ozil for 42milln,why cant we just complete a lethal team by landing Aubemeyang or higuin for 50m+??
      PLEASE ARSENAL BUY ONE OF THESE TWO STRIKERS AND MAKE US TRULY HAPPY ONCE AND FOR ALL.

    4. Wenger should do whatever it takes to buy Aubemeyang if he really want premier league next season. This guy’s presence alone can scare off defenders. Ozil needs this kind of lethal strikers. Not morata or Lacazette. If we can buy Ozil for 42milln,why cant we just complete a lethal team by landing Aubemeyang or higuin for 50m+??
      PLEASE ARSENAL BUY ONE OF THESE TWO STRIKERS AND MAKE US TRULY HAPPY ONCE AND FOR ALL.

    5. As long as Wenger is still in this Arsenal team , expect some bad decisions to be made . He thinks that he can determine player value not knowing that in today’s market , prices for strikers are so high. We shall never compete for any player in the transfer market if this old fashioned 66-year-old is always given the priority to decide on everything . PLEASE AND PLEASE WENGER IF YOU ARE STILL LIVING IN THE STONE AGE, ITS BETTER YOU LEAVE OUR CLUB FOR THE MODERN DAY COACHES WHO WILL TRY TO CHANGE THE CLUB’S TRANSFER POLICY OTHER THAN FEARING TO HURT SOME UNDERPERFORMING PLAYERS IN THE SQUAD.

    6. We wont sign anyone of quality with Wenger in charge he thinks he is spending his own money. He is so tight it is a joke really you may as well forget about Higuain at 60 million. I feel sorry for myself and all other ArsenaL fans that we still have to put up with Wenger as our manager. I would like to see Theirry Henry in charge

    7. Idiots. We will never sign anyone as long as Arsene Wenger is in charge. Hmmmmm…. Let’s see who he’s signed.

      Thierry Henry was a flop at Juventus when Wenger brought him to Arsenal and turned him into the best player in the world.

      Fabregas was sitting in the youth team at Barcelona with no path into the firt team. Arsene Wenger brought him to London and turned him into a world class star that Barcelona paid huge money to sign back.

      Arsene Wenger signed Mesut Ozil, widely accepted as the best #10 in world football.

      He signed Alexis Sanchez, Copa America player of the tournament, from Barcelona.

      Laurent Koscielny was a nobody a Toulouse and became a world class center back at Arsenal.

      Nacho Monreal has been the most consistent left back in the Premier League over the last two seasons, No one imagined him as being influential before coming to Arsenal.

      Arsenal can’t get a good striker… Arsneal have a striker who has averaged 20 goals a season. that good. That’s better than good.

      Aresene Wenger admits he doesn’t listen to fans and thank all the gods for that. Based on what people are saying in this blog Arsenal fans are a colleciton of idiots who souldn’t be listened to.

      • Hi, Delford I understand you very well but how about Aubemeyang?? He worth his price, he is Lethal infront of goal. His record is a proof of this. If we go all out for him and pump the money Dortmund will release him. As an Arsenal fan I wish I had the money, I would have bought Aubameyang for Arsenal, bc that is exactly the kind of striker the team needs right now.

    8. I hear people talk of Higuan, he is now almost 30 and people expect Arsenal to buy him, it does not make any sense at all. How much is Higuan? Just imagine at 30, his club want 72 million, that is ridiculous. Morata, with no experience as a striker, his club want 45 million pounds, if he was on the level of Giroud or Sanchez, we would maybe take him, but he has not proved to be a top striker in Italy and what about in England? For that price no club will pump out such a big money for a striker without a record.

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