Some Arsenal fans out there might not be too blown away by the Gunners being linked with a striker that was the top scorer in the French Ligue 1 last season, as the same was true of Olivier Giroud when he signed for Arsenal and even the massive forehead that is Gervinho was banging in the goals in France before flopping for Arsenal.
But Alexandre Lacazette was also named as the Player of the Season in Ligue 1 and with stars like Ibrahimovic, Cavani and other to contend with, this is no mean feat these days. So the striker who scored 27 goals in 33 league games for Lyon should not be seen as a transfer risk, in my opinion.
He was being strongly linked with a summer move to our Premier League rivals at Anfield, but The Telegraph has revealed that this will not be happening as Liverpool do not have Champions League football to offer and the player himself was very clear on this being essential for any club wanting to sign him. He did suggest that he is likely to be leaving Lyon though, just not where he would be heading next.
Lacazette said, “”I have not made my decision. I will go on holiday, leave my agent to discuss things, for him to look after all that.
“I am not worried. As soon as I have decided, I want it all to happen quickly. Everything depends on the destination. It would have to be for a Champions League club.”
The paper also reports that Arsenal have been seriously scouting the prolific 24-year old and that Arsene Wenger is keen, so what are you waiting for Arsene?