Arsene Wenger may feel that Arsenal have a great attacking line-up this season and back in January he reckoned that the Gunners collection of Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck, Perez, Walcott and Ozil were even better than the Invincibles! Wenger said: “I think certainly numbers wise and quality wise, this is the best attacking unit. We had never so many players who could perform and score goals – certainly never.
“Bergkamp, Henry… and Van Persie [came] behind them. Wiltord, Pires, it was not bad. They had the quality, but [we have] the large number [now].”
That has now been proven not to be the case, although an argument could be made that they haven’t been managed in the best way, and there are now many Arsenal rumours linking us with new top strikers this summer including big names like Benzema (as usual), Mbappe and Lacazette.
But it now looks like Arsenal could be out of the race for Alexandre Lacazette unless we can still pull off a miracle and somehow get back into the Top Four to reach the Champions League for the 21st season in a row. The Lyon striker, who has already scored 30 goals this season, has made a statement that will worry Arsenal fans. He was quoted as saying: “[The team I will join] will have to be in the Champions League and play good football,”
“Passing the ball, not just hitting it from box to box. Not kick and rush. That would not work for me.”
Arsenal may well be a passing side, but there are very few people that would give us a chance of playing Champions League football next season. Does this mean we have no hope of signing Lacazette?