Schalke 04 completed the signing of Breel Embolo this summer, before boasting about beating Arsenal, among others, to his signature.
The Bundesliga side agreed a five-year deal with the Switzerland international, which was signed shortly after his country’s exit from the Euro 2016 tournament this week.
The 19 year-old is tipped as one of the highest rated young players on the continent, and was strongly linked with moves to the Premier League.
Schalke have now opted to boast about their exciting capture, claiming they beat the likes of Barcelona, Arsenal, Man United and Wolfsburg to the deal.
Unfortunately this is just the latest in a string of setbacks for Arsenal in their bid to sign a forward, with Jamie Vardy snubbing us in favour of staying with Premier League winners Leicester City, Alvaro Morata looking an unlikely capture at present among others.
Michy Batshuayi has been another striker linked with our club, but he now looks destined to be a Chelsea player for the coming campaign. I’m slowly coming round to the thinking that Romelu Lukaku could be set to stay with Everton for one more season, and we are swiftly running out of targets…
Lacazette is supposedly the latest striker to be strongly linked with a move to the Emirates, but we have been in the same speculative loop with others this window already, and I’m trying not to get overly carried away with the latest circus.
We are also linked with Santos wonderkid Gabriel Barbosa, and Japanese international Takumo Asano. The latter will most definitely leave our fans with many angry questions, while the former could bring excitement, whilst still not being the ‘big-name’ our fans have been calling out for.
How many more disappointments will there be this summer?