Well I never Arsenal fans! It looks like we are actually going to complete on this long talked about transfer chase for the France international forward Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyonnais. The French club´s president has been saying all sorts of things in recent weeks to muddy the waters but I think we all knew that Jean-Michel Aulas was not always going to be completely honest.
The BBC of all people are now reporting with a lot of confidence that Arsenal are close to sealing the deal for the prolific 26-year old and it appears to be just a matter of crossing the Ts and dotting the Is. If the player wants to come and play for us then that is pretty much that as Lyon have already said that they will not stand in his way.
So I have to say well done to Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board because whatever the eventual cost of this transfer, and it is probably close to the £50+ million that his club were asking for, the Arsenal boss has got his man and showed us all that he really is serious about getting the Gunners back to the top.
So assuming that Lacazette will soon be an Arsenal player, what next for our club? The chances are that we will now let Alexis Sanchez leave I suppose, and the new man will be the first choice centre forward. Should we keep Giroud as a strong second choice. Should Wenger look to add more strength and firepower in the wide areas, such as Mahrez and/or Thomas Lemar? Can we say goodbye to Walcott, Wilshere, Gibbs and others?
Or should the boss, as I think, turn his focus on to the midfield and defensive side of the Arsenal team?