I wonder if the people in charge of the French club Olympique Lyonnais are keeping tabs on the latest Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds in the football media. I do hope so, because it could make them more willing to accept our improved but apparently final offer for their striker Alexandre Lacazette.
With Arsene Wenger said to be clear about the fact that this new offer for Lacazette will not be increased and with Metro reporting that the Juventus and Croatia centre forward Mario Mandzukic is next on the Arsenal transfer list and much more available after the Italian club spent a fortune on Gonzalo Higuain, they could soon be saying goodbye to 40 million euros.
I personally think that Lyon are ready to sell their star and they know he wants to join Arsenal but they are trying to maximise their profits. If I am wrong then I would be pretty happy to see us go for Mandzukic, who has won the Champions League and the Club World Cup as well as league titles with three different clubs.
He would be great cover and competition for Olivier Giroud and his size and style of play would mean that he would fit into the system that the Gunners have been using with the big French forward.