Finally an Arsenal transfer rumour is actually confirmed as fact, obviously by the selling club rather than Arsene Wenger, and it probably won’t appear on the official Arsenal website for another month!
But this is what the London Standard has just reported, and we all know that Jean-Michel Aulas has fed us a lot of bovine droppings in the last few weeks, but he obviously couldn’t resist telling the media the news very quickly….
The Standard just reported: Arsenal could complete the signing of Alexandre Lacazette within the next 48 hours, according to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.
The French striker is set to become Arsenal’s record signing after Lyon showed greater flexibility over their £57million asking price, and it appears that Lacazette will now join for a fee worth around £43m.
Aulas told Le Progress that the deal could be complete in “one or two days”, adding: “The transfer [fee] will be between €45million and €50m. Being close to €50m is unique, and will probably be a record for Arsenal and Olympique Lyonnais as well.
“We will probably reach a new record, it’s not a small transfer, €50m for a player trained by our club.”
Yay! Come on everyoned! Time to party!