Whatever is going on behind the scenes at Arsenal and the French club Lyonnais concerning their France international forward Alexandre Lacazette is just a matter for the Arsenal transfer rumour mill at the minute, although the president of Lyon, Jean Michel-Aulas, has already said more about the situation than Arsene Wenger would have liked.
Those comments are how we know for sure that the Gunners are definitely interested in signing the prolific 25-year old, but with Aulas having revealed that his club turned down our offer of around £30 million we can only wait and see what will happen next.
According to the usually reliable Sky Sports it will be another offer of more money. How much more the report does not say, but at least it suggests that Wenger has realised that Arsenal cannot expect to get the sort of quality players that we need if he does not meet the sort of prices we have seen all summer.
It also seems clear that the Frenchman knows that we do need another striker of quality to help out the likes of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott if Arsenal are to have a real chance of beating our Premier League rivals to the title this year. So is the boss finally ready to get real and pay what it takes to get the right transfers done?