For those Arsenal fans who have been worried that the actions of Arsene Wenger and the club this summer will be the same old story of cautious spending and leaving everything until the end of the transfer window, the news reported by the Daily Star today must be very welcome indeed.
The paper reports that the president of the French club Olympique Lyonnais, Jean-Michel Aulas, has revealed that his club has received a transfer bid from Arsenal for their France international forward Alexandre Lacazette. Not only that, but it sounds as though our offer was a substantial one and probably enough for Lyon to accept.
Aulas said, “Alexandre Lacazette was told he could leave.
“We had negotiations with Atletico. Things did not work out.
“We now have a very nice offer from Arsenal.
“But for us he will not leave.”
So while the news about this transfer bid from Arsenal is certainly positive, it is far from a confirmation that the prolific Lacazette will be playing for the Gunners in the Premier League next season. Apparently the French striker wanted to join a club with a place in the Champions League, so do you think that Wenger and Arsenal will be able to persuade him to come to London?
At least we know they are trying.