Well it would seem to be pretty much odds on that Arsenal will tie up the transfer of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon in the next few days, and next week should also give us the final answer on where Alexis Sanchez will be playing next season. It is certainly about time us Arsenal fans were given some good news after the last six months of uncertainty over the futures of Alexis, Ozil and Wenger.
The BBC and Sky have both confirmed that we are getting close to signing the Lyon hitman, and Wenger himself has told us that Alexis will stay even if he doesn’t sign an extension, but for some reason, us cynical Arsenal fans are finding it hard to accept these reports as the truth. Could that be anything to do with the famous “I will not sell Van Persie” saga I wonder?
Well, Ivan Gazidis in his long Q&A the other day called for Arsenal fans to unite behind Wenger for a change. He said: “I want the atmosphere to be united,”
“It has been a struggle because we haven’t had that.
“There has been disagreement. There has been a lack of unity and dissatisfaction. The board knows that.
“I beg you, please come together and give our manager and this team support.”
So I ask you all; If Wenger secures the signature of Lacazette, and persuades Alexis to extend his contract, will that be enough to get the fans behind the manager for the new season?
I certainly dread to think what the response will be if the Lacazette deal falls through and Sanchez joins Man City…….