With most of the recent Arsenal transfer rumours focusing on which striker’s might be in the running for a summer move to north London following the confirmation this week that it would definitely not be the Leicester City and England star Jamie Vardy, the football media might soon have to find something else to talk about.
That is if the rumour reported by The Mirror about Alexander Lacazette is true of course. The report claims that Arsene Wenger is set for a meeting with the representatives of the Olympique Lyonnaias and France international forward and the fact that Didier Deschamps has not included the prolific 25-year old in his Euro 2016 squad means that Arsenal do not have that to interfere with our plans.
What we do have though, according to the paper, is competition from La Liga club Atletico Madrid and Premier League rivals West Ham. I also wonder whether Lacazette being left out of the France squad should concern us, especially with our own Olivier Giroud being ahead of him.
Lacazette is a different type of player to Giroud though and with the also big and powerful Gignac being Deschamps’ other choice it could just be a tactical thing. His figures for Lyon are certainly good, with 21 goals from 33 league games last season following on from 27 the season before when he was also voted as the best player in Ligue 1.
Would you be happy to see this French forward come to Arsenal?