The main reason given by Arsene Wenger for the failure of Arsenal to sign the players that would calm the fans’ growing frustration is the difficulty in finding the right men to improve our team. So with only about a week to go we had better hope that something comes up because the striker that most people thought was the main transfer target now seems to be definitely not signing for Arsenal this summer.
Just after the Evening Standard reported that the France international Alexandre Lacazette, who failed to make the cut for Euro 2016 despite a prolific season in the French top division, suggested that he was happy at his current club and would not be leaving, the president of Lyon made his own comments that have all but ended Arsenal hopes of getting a new striker.
With the Evening Standard reporting the president of the French Ligue 1 club stating that Lacazette would be staying with them, I am struggling to see how Wenger is going to find a striker of the quality he deems good enough for the Gunners in the next week, when he has failed to do so in the previous three months.
Jean-Michel Aulas said, “Lacazette will stay with us.”
In a way I have to agree with Wenger for not being forced to pay a king’s ransom for a forward that is not guaranteed to be any better, or even as good, as the ones we already have, but on the other hand it is just the latest in a series of frustrating transfer failures and the manager cannot be surprised that the fans are not happy.
Can you see any chance now of Arsenal adding to the strike force?