The Arsenal transfer rumours concerning the Lyon and France international forward are sounding more and more positive to me, with it looking like we are only waiting for the player and his agent to agree to the terms of the transfer offered by Arsene Wenger before Arsenal can complete our second signing of the summer transfer window.
The Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has been saying the usual sort of stuff about being confident that his star player will decide to stay with his current club but just about everything else is pointing to the opposite. For one thing we have Metro reporting that the French club are on the verge of signing the Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore to replace Lacazette.
Even more telling are the words of Aulas himself reported by The Mirror. After saying earlier this week that Arsenal had made a good offer for Lacazette, he has revealed that the offer has gone to the player and that it is the only one. The Lyon president also changed his tune from being confident about the player staying to simply hoping and wishing that he would, making it clear that it was the striker’s decision to make.
Aulas said, “Today, the question of Alexandre leaving is annoying. For us, he won’t leave. He’ll be there for pre-season. Anyway, he’s under contract.
“Alexandre knows our position. If he wants to try his hand somewhere else, there must be offers, which have gone straight to him. For the moment, I have no others. I don’t know if he wants to leave. Maybe he’ll give me a call.
“The ideal scenario would be that he stays and the goals we’ve set.”
So he is coming to Arsenal then yeah?