Arsenal told to bring cash only to sign their striker target

Arsenal has been told to forget about using Alexandre Lacazette as a swap option in their bid for Youssef En-Nesyri because that option is invalid.

The Gunners remain strongly interested in a move for the Moroccan and they had hoped that they could include Lacazette in their bid for him in the January transfer window.

However, La Colina de Nervion reports that Sevilla has rebuffed that offer, considering that the Frenchman is out of a contract at the end of this season.

They know they can personally negotiate his arrival from the January transfer window and sign him for free next summer.

It, therefore, makes no sense for Arsenal to propose using him as a sweetener in their offer for En-Nesyri.

The report says Arsenal was keen to sign him in the last transfer window, but he rejected their approach to remain in Seville.

Despite turning them down, Arsenal remains interested in adding him to their squad in the January transfer window.

The report adds that the Gunners have abandoned their pursuit of Alexander Isak and Dusan Vlahovic to focus on landing the striker.

However, before they can convince En-Nesyri to join, they have to qualify for the Champions League.

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  1. when it comes to Laca, it’s time to face the very real possibility that once again we’re going to either watch another player we invested heavily in leaving for absolutely nothing or, even worse, we might waste even more money re-upping him in a delusional attempt to try and rationalize our continued asset mismanagement issues, by pretending that this was part of our plans all along

  2. Problem is this guy’s stats are not overly impressive, even when playing in a league where half the games are against teams with nothing to play for except survival. I’d like to know how many goals he has scored against the likes of the two Madrid clubs, Barcelona, Valencia or Villarreal. My fear is that at best we would get a like for like player to Lacazette. Someone who shows up every so often. This is a position that Arsenal will seriously need to deal with in the very near future and we should only be looking at the very best candidates, especially those in the 22-25 age bracket. Also be prepared to spend

  3. The problem with signing African international
    players is when the ANC come around,they will be missing. They maybe cheaper but not worth the outlay as they could left out during the crucial period of the season.
    I thought Arsenal with Kanu in their ranks the gunners shd know better.

    1. This is exactly why we have to be dubious about these reports, the transfer simply wouldn’t make sense in January as come AFCON we would lose Aubameyang and Pepe too, there’s no way we add En-Nesyri too at the cost of our only senior non-African forward left in Lacazette.
      Next summer when Lacazette and Nketiah leave we should look at selling Aubameyang too. Leaving us with Balogun as our youth option, and putting Martinelli back at LW where he shined brightest. To fill the loss of those three forwards I’d personally look at Calvert-Lewin as well as Isak. Both are similar enough so that we could interchange them freely but different enough to offer enough diversity when breaking down defences. We need tall players to make the most of our great crossers, and ideally players strong enough to hold up the ball, with enough pace to operate on a counter-attack. DCL is established and soon entering his prime, Isak is a bit behind him but with amazing promise and arguably better technique though needs time to strengthen his aerial presence – DCL could be a great mentor here. Providing we can get European football we’d see enough game time for both strikers whilst allowing Balogun to slowly fight for his place – right now the kid needs a loan.
      Can’t rule out the highly impressive Vlahovic either, if he’s an option for us, though I think by 2022 he’ll have better options like Bayern, Juve, City or Real.

  4. We are almost literally going to change our whole starting 11 for Arteta. No wonder Amazon came to film Arsenal. It’s all or nothing…. for someone who is managing his first ever club. Idk what the board is thinking..

  5. But why do Arsenal insist on a player who does not want to play for the team? It is the sign that they should let this one pass.

    1. Y3mmxiii, BUT Arsenal do NOT “insist”. This is merely a report and reports are almost always untrue.

  6. If qualifying for CL is his condition to come, than I am afraid he wont be coming because making the top 4 this season is very difficult, although not impossible. I still feel Vlahovic is a better striker and anyway Nesyri has already rejected Arsenal earlier, so no point in pursuing him. I still feel Laca has it in him to still offer us more given a contract extension. Play Auba on the wings and start with Laca, his many qualities will come good for Arsenal.

  7. This proves that the “great” Wenger signing is deemed unfit for Seville by the Seville management? Are Wenger signings so bad nobody wishes to have them? No wonder we have to release them for free to save on the wage bill. Luky for us Mikel has changed the trend by hiring youth players. Lacazette will remain a flop if you consider his transfer fee, wages against his return of 67 goals in 174 appearances.If you consider Higuain whome we passed on had some 107 goals in 190 appearnces in LaLiga & 125 goals in 225 apperances in SerieA. Wenger glorifers and Mikel bashers will probably overlook this stat and explain some mumbo jumbo about link up play and what not. Plain and simple, we hired a flop.Fact!

    1. LC Not fact, merely opinion, even though broadly speaking I agree with your OPINION! That is merely my OPINION too!

      BTW, I too very often do exactly as you have done and label players as useless, dross, flops. etc But that is passion winning out over head.
      That does not mean I think I am wrong, not at all. BUT at least I do recognise that those labels are merely my personal OPINION.
      FACTS are things which are indisputable. IF they are disputable, then they cannot be facts.
      And there are many who do not agree with you or myself on LACAZETTE. In any case I only consider him a PARTIAL flop, esp considering the money we paid for him.
      I would even prefer him right now to the too lazy, IMO, Auba.

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