Arsenal are claimed to be ready to launch their latest and last offer for Alexandre Lacazette this summer, which will of course be rejected by Lyon.
I’m no fortune teller, nor do I have any inside knowledge when it comes to the French club, but if the reports are true that Arsenal are offering a take-it or leave-it £35 Million for their star striker, than it will emphatically be rebuffed.
The Ligue 1 side have consistently denied any interest in selling the forward, and only last week, announced that they were rejecting Arsenal’s bid of just under £30 Million, with absolutely no intention of selling their irreplaceable goalscorer.
West Ham are claimed to have already had a bid of £33 Million rejected by the French side for the same player, and Lyon are yet to sign any new players to their squad, therefore taking none of the importance away from the Gunners target.
Arsenal have also been linked with a number of top strikers out there, and in recent times, their board have come out and revealed that they will be continuing their philosophy of finding value in the market place.
This Lacazette offer makes little sense, unless they are simply trying to trick us into believing they are willing to splash money on a striker, while continually offering not enough.
Are we being taken for a ride? Is Wenger having his hand forced by the board, with the club unwilling to bring in his favoured targets?
It seems as if Arsene has told the club he wants the Lyon striker, and others around him are just faffing about, refusing to stump up the necessary fees needed.
We finished second in the Premier League last season, and should be looking to push on from there for a serious title challenge, but it feels almost as if we have given up already.
This has been the most frustrating transfer window, with all our rivals bolstering in the necessary positions, while we are dilly-dallying around…
Is Wenger being made to look the fool? Are we? This striker chasing saga is driving me crazy…