The Arsenal manager is unhappy with Lyon after the club revealed that a bid had come in from them, which had been rejected.
The Ligue 1 side came out in the press to release a statement denying that the Gunners had lodged an improved bid of £40 Million, whilst revealing the club’s actual offer of €35 Million instead.
Arsene Wenger is known for his stubbornness in keeping all transfer dealings in secret until a move has been completed, and will be angered by Lyon’s official statement revealing their offer.
The French boss has now insisted that he has found it always to be best only to talk about a transfer once it is done, blaming the French side for their statement.
He said: “Lyon is responsible for their own statements. On the transfer front, I think the best [option] is always to keep as secret as possible.
“If we sign somebody, we will announce it. But I cannot tell you much more on that.”
Arsene Wenger has already missed out on a number of attacking targets this summer, with his pursuit of Jamie Vardy having been made public, and the long-ongoing saga surrounding the possible move for Alvaro Morata, while Higuain, Michy Barshuayi, Icardi, Jansson and Cavani all look to be off the cards also.
Possible strike targets are now running slim, and Wenger may not be able to afford to call off the chase for Lacazette due to his stubbornness with the situation.
What I can insist on, is that the Arsenal boss will now insist to the possible selling club that all further communications must be kept under wraps, until a potential deal is completed, but with Lyon believed to be keen on keeping their star striker, they may not be keen on playing ball.
Will Arsene allow this to hamper the deal? Is Lacazette our best choice available?