Arsenal’s top summer target issues come-and-get-me plea

Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette, with the player having gone on record indicating his interest to move away from Parc Olympique Lyonnais this summer.

The Frenchman was quoted telling CANAL+: “If offers come in that one cannot refuse, I don’t want to refuse them. If not, I am happy at Lyon.”

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Club boss makes sensational statement regarding Arsenal target

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s hopes of signing Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette this summer have been dealt a massive blow, with the French side’s president Jean-Michel Aulas making it clear that the player is not for sale at any cost in the near future.

Aulas was quoted telling French newspaper Le Progres: “Alexandre is irreplaceable. It would be a professional mistake to sell him.”

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Club manager finally CONFIRMS key Arsenal target may leave this summer

Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon sensation Alexandre Lacazette, with the Ligue 1 side’s manager Bruno Genesio finally admitting that the player may be sold in the days to come.

The boss was quoted in The Daily Mirror, saying: “He can leave if Lyon want him to. There are some offers that you cannot refuse.”

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Lyon Manager reacts to Arsenal’s improved offer for Lacazette

After news surfaced this morning that Arsenal had upped their offer for Alexandre Lacazette to nearly 34 million pounds, it was just a matter of time that his outspoken French club Lyon respond to the rumour.

On this occasion it is the French side’s Manager Bruno Genesio who has rebuffed Arsenal’s interest telling the press, “I have discussions with Lacazette. It’s my job to ask these players to be there. They are honest discussions between a coach and a player. We will not lose Lacazette, I am confident.” Continue reading

Wenger makes final decision on key summer target

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to loosen the strings of his purse a little in order to land Olympique Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette this summer. According to reports in Squawka, the boss has decided to table an improved bid of £33.7m for the player, and it is understood that he may not spend any further on him.

The Ligue 1 giants are believed to have already rejected the north Londoners’ opening offer of £29.5m for the highly rated striker. And while Wenger’s new offer is a significant improvement on his earlier one, it still falls considerably short of Lyon’s demands of £40m, plus bonuses, for their player.

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Wenger reacts to Lyon statement and Lacazette rumour

Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger was far from pleased when he was forced to respond to questions about the Gunners’ interest in French striker Alexandre Lacazette, this after Lyon had released a statement declaring Arsenal’s bid for the 25 year old striker.

Wenger, who prefers to do his business behind closed doors, reacted in predictable fashion when questioned about whether he would make an improved offer for Lacazette, after Arsenal’s initial bid believed to be in the region of nearly 30 million pounds was rejected by Lyon. Continue reading

Club ready to sell sensational forward to Arsenal, only if…

 Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, with the Ligue 1 side known to have finally become ready to sell him. However, as per reports in The Daily Mirror, the north London giants will have to splash out at least £40m, plus bonuses, in order to bring the player to the Emirates Stadium and succeed in their endeavours.

It is believed that the Gunners have already failed with a £29.3m offer for the player, with West Ham United having also had a bid of around £32m rejected for him. Additionally, Lyon themselves would prefer to hold on to Lacazette this summer, with the side known to be considering him ‘irreplaceable’.

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Arsenal’s £30m offer for hitman rejected

Arsenal’s search for a new striker to lead their line continues to hit road blocks with the Gunners’ 35 million euro offer for French striker Alexandre Lacazette having been rejected by Lyon.

The 25 year old French international scored 23 goals in all competitions for Lyon last season, including 21 in Ligue 1 – his second consecutive wherein he has crossed the 20 goal mark for his club in France’s first division. Continue reading