know that it sounds like a lot of money, and it is, especially for Arsenal to pay for a striker that did not even make the national squad of France for the Euros this summer. The sort of money that is being talked about it costing us to persuade Lyon to part with their talented young forward Alexandre Lacazette, as reported by The Mirror, is around the level of the club’s record spending on a single transfer.
Why Arsenal are sticking with Giroud by Sam P.
The final decision on the future of the Arsenal and France international centre forward Olivier Giroud does not lie with his agent, of course, but you would think that Michael Manuello would have a fairly good idea where things stand with his client and his role with Gunners.
Just a few days ago it was being reported that Arsenal were set to hold transfer talks next week with the Inter Milan and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, as a possible alternative to his fellow countryman Gonzalo Higuain who seems to have been priced out of a move to the Gunners with the ridiculously high valuation by his Serie A club Napoli.
Arsenal are keeping faith with Giroud by Sam P.
Whatever the Arsenal fans may think of Olivier Giroud, and the fact that we regularly hear the strains of his name being sung to the tune of Hey Jude by The Beatles suggests that not everyone thinks he is a lumbering donkey with wonky aim, I think we all need to accept the fact that Arsene Wenger has a lot of faith in his fellow countryman.
Italian radio station confirms Higuain to Arsenal?
I don’t need to tell you that this is a report that you should be taking with a pinch of salt, but according to Italian Radio Station ‘Radio Kiss Kiss’, which is Napoli’s official radio network, it has been confirmed that Gonzalo Higuain will be transferring from Naples to North London this summer.
Although the reports linking the Arsenal manager with the newly available job in charge of the national team of England were initially taken as something of a joke, it has become increasingly clear that there could be more to it. We will have to wait and see what happens with the three lions in the next year to know more.
Gonzalo Higuain is refusing to sign a new contract with Napoli as he looks to force a move away from his club, while Arsenal continue to try and land a new striker.
The Gunners have so far failed with bids to sign Jamie Vardy and Alvaro Morata, and are believed to be actively seeking a striker to bolster their options ahead of the coming campaign.
Do we have a Vardy back up plan if it fails? by KM