Arsenal are strongly linked with a move to sign Alexandre Lacazette this summer, a player who has claimed he is keen on an exit from Lyon.
The French striker has consistently found the back of the net in the past three seasons in Ligue 1, and is supposedly high on the Gunners wishlist as we look to strengthen ahead of the new campaign.
His side are willing to allow him to leave the club, and he was set on joining Atletico Madrid before they failed to overturn a transfer ban, and he is now believed to be open to other offers.
Arsenal are believed to be aware of the fee needed to persuade Lyon to allow them to talk to Lacazette, but the French side have also admitted that they are in no rush to sell, and would need a replacement in place prior to completing the 26 year-old’s sale.
Lyon have made it clear that they hold an interest in signing Olivier Giroud, although the 30 year-old still reserves hopes of an important role at Arsenal, which would surely be ended once we bring in a big name.
It makes the world of sense to me that we should pursue a move which would send Olivier to Lyon as part of the deal to sign their prolific goal-scorer, and reports that we are also close to a deal to sign Henry Onyekuru could even mean we would already have two strikers available in the squad.
Is there any chance that Lacazette could struggle to settle in our side? Would we need Giroud while his French counterpart adjusted to life in England?