When, or if, this transfer deal is done the happiness of we Arsenal fans may soon be tempered by the news that we the Gunners will have to do without the services of our star striker Alexis Sanchez from now on, but I still feel that it would be better for us to sign a replacement for the Chilean before he leaves.
So the news reported by Metro this week about the transfer people from Arsenal and the French club Lyon being in talks to hammer out the terms of the summer transfer of Alexandre Lacazette must be seen as a positive thing. If their striker is happy to pl;ay for Arsenal the talks should go fairly quickly as well.
Lyon cannot really bluff or insist too strongly on getting Olivier Giroud as part of the deal because Lacazette was going to sign for Atletico Madrid before they were hit with a transfer ban so we know that he is available. One potential obstacle standing in the way of Arsene Wenger getting his man is the fact that the Gunners have no Champions League football to offer for the first time in two decades.
The fact that Arsenal have been in the UCL draw every other year in that time should be enough to convince Lacazette of our pedigree though, so do you expect this fan French forward to be our second signing of the summer?