Competition mounting for player Arsenal have already tabled a bid for

All Arsenal fans know that the club needs a major shakeup this summer, however, it is becoming clear that it is not going to be easy to land any of our primary targets.

One of those targets is Lorient forward Alexis Claude-Maurice who we have reportedly already submitted an £8 Million bid for.

But it seems that competition is mounting up for his signature with West Ham having tabled a bid as well and Lyon, Monaco, Lille and now Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach reported to have entered the race for the 21-year-old.

It should be noted that the bid from us and West Ham has been rejected so as things stand today none of the interested parties actually have an accepted offer on the table.

The young Frenchman shot into the limelight with 14 goals for his club last season and while he remains a work in progress he definitely has the talent to rise to the very top.

Because of his potential, Lorient will only listen to offers that start at £15 Million and are expecting a final bid to be in the region of £20 Million.

Claude-Maurice does look a particularly exciting prospect I admit and he would certainly do a decent back-up job to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette but for me, we already have our own excellent young prospects that are more than capable of fulfilling that role and they would cost us nothing.

But that does not mean we should not at least consider buying the young forward, he is certainly talented.



  1. gotanidea says:

    Unless he is as good as Ronaldo and Hazard when they were 21 years old, 15 M would be a huge gamble for a 21 years old striker from Ligue 2

    That money + 20 M can be used to get Malcom, Bailey or Thauvin, a left-footed RW that Arsenal really need

    1. NONNY says:

      Are u not tired of repeated this ur left footed right winger
      Crap in all article

      1. Mihado ? says:

        not like any Board members are here to listen to him, since the Time of Helb and Sometimes Rvp also Nasri… Arsenal don’t dwell on those sort of players…

        We are a team who concentrate more on central midfield attacking, and players who can play on the wing at same time, we usually don’t use Natural Wingers

  2. Thomaskelly says:

    Please get bailey

    1. ForeverGooner says:

      I agree

      We paid £16 million for Chambers which raised my eyebrow in 2014 when he was about 19 years old.
      He is 24 now
      I hope that gamble pays off

      I think with our limited budget
      We should look at our young players to be back ups this season at least. And get a promising star of the future when we have a larger budget

      Use money this season to get more experienced players

      1. Where'sMyTop4TrophyAt? says:

        With the money the club’s willing to spend, there’s room for one experienced player out of his prime or a couple of promising young ones.
        Honestly, I don’t think there’ll be more additions to the two Sampdoria players unless the club manages to offload Mustafi, Mkhi, and Ozil.

      2. Tissiam says:

        Chambers should be given a fair chance,he has matured and gained valuable experience,he was voted fulham’s player of the season by a mile and the right age his better years are ahead of him,not too young nor too old,he will bring more physicality to the team which we badly need,i hope many will agree!!

  3. gunnertz says:

    claude-maurice got everythng to be top star power,pace,can score n assist,physic fit, aerial duels at 5’9,good dribler with balance what i love most he can score on his individual effort but at £20m a player from liege 2 actually no

  4. Rkw says:

    Wow .. Arsenal transfer business really mixing it with the big boys these days … The corporate lies we were told when the smugnorant Frenchman was at the helm just want to make you weep

  5. Tissiam says:

    Did forget about Laurent koscielny he came from lorient had a different journey than most professional players,matteo guendiuzy comes from lorient he is young and played in ligue 2 before joining us and will only get better,arsenal have a good relationship with lorient over the years we sent players on loan to lorient so if the rumour is true we have S good shot,they might want someof our players on loan as lorient is a selling club and can’t afford to buy players of a certain calibre, also you should know better that playing in ligue 2 means nothing,marhez couldn’t get a ckub,n’golo Kate played for le have ligue 2 there are so many players like them like carry and more French players playing abroad who couldn’t get a French club,griezman had to go to Spain like Lucas Hernandez to atletico Madrid just bought by Bayern Munich for 80 millions for a right or left back early 20’s,and unay knows the French football!

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