So Arsenal fan’s continued wish for a new first class striker to provide competition for Olivier Giroud continues, as we learned today from the Lyon director Jean-Michel Aulas that Arsene Wenger, despite having lots of opportunities, has not even mentioned the possibility of Alexandre Lacazette moving to the Emirates this summer.
Aulas told L’Equipe: “I’ve met Arsene Wenger quite often during France games (at the Euros) but he has not spoken to me about this (an offer for Lacazette). So I don’t think there is something in it and it seems to that Lacazette wants to play with Lyon in the new stadium.
“He wants a Champions League adventure that is far better than the previous one. I think he will stay with us and we are very happy.”
So that is yet another striker we can cross off our wishlist, and it was quite a popular wish as well. Out of all the Arsenal rumours doing the rounds I did feel that this was the most likely to happen. Oh well, back to the drawing board!
Meanwhile, on a happier note, it appears that Juventus have now given up hope of luring Alexis Sanchez to Italy, as the Gunners have categorically insisted he is not for sale.
The Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has told the world that Wenger has no intention of letting our star player leave so easily. “Sanchez is a great player, but Arsenal told us they have no intention of selling,” he said.
“Arsenal said that the Chilean attacker is non-transferable and that he is not on the market.”
So we may not have any good news on a new striker coming in, but at least we are not going to lose any of our existing ones either!