If the Arsenal transfer rumours are anything to go by (and it is impossible to say for sure) then it looks like Arsene Wenger is going to be frustrated once again this summer in his attempts to sign a striker, as the move for the Lyon and France forward Alexandre Lacazette seems to have been torpedoed after the French club raised their valuation of the prolific young player to around double the £30 million we are said to have offered.
That news might not be so bad for Arsenal fans to take, though, if the other Arsenal transfer rumours are right. Metro is reporting that the agent of Riyad Mahrez is having a meeting with the people at Leicester City today as the Premier League champions are poised to receive an offer of £35 million for the Algerian, who apparently wants to come to north London.
Mahrez may not be a centre forward but he does bring fire power after hitting a remarkable 17 EPL goals as well as providing 11 assists, so that would be a significant boost to our attacking options. We are also close to securing the services of Shkodran Mustafi to shore up the decimated defence, according to Squawka.com, in a deal that will be worth around £20 million.
If Arsenal do get these players in the next few days, will that be it or will Wenger have one more ace up his sleeve?