The latest Arsenal transfer rumours are claiming that the Lyone and France international star Alexandre Lacazette could be the next player to sign for the Gunners this summer, after it was confirmed yesterday that the young Bosnian left back Sead Kolasinac was joining from German club Schalke on a free transfer.
Apparently it was Lacazette and not the Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe who was the reason behind Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis flying in to Nice airport and there are positive signs that the striker could be about to swap Lyon for north London.
His proposed move to Spain to play for Atletico Madrid is off as the La Liga club have got a transfer ban and as reported by The Sun, Lacazette is not looking at Arsenal’s failure to secure a place in the Champions League as a deal breaker, but it does sound like he wants assurances about his role in the first team.
The 26-year old forward said, “The Champions League is important but it is not a deal-breaker for my next club.
“The Premier League is interesting and I will look for a club where there are not too many players in my position, so I will not be benched.”
Arsenal do have a few options up front but you would assume that Lacazette would be ahead of the likes of Giroud and Walcott in the pecking order, but could Alexis Sanchez be a problem? The Chilean now appears to be settled and happy in the centre forward role and that could be an issue as Lacazette does not usually play on the flanks.
So would the Frenchman only sign for Arsenal if he knew Sanchez was about to leave?