Arsenal To Table £33m Bid As Wenger Looks To Finally Sign Striker

By on July 28, 2016

The summer transfer window is in full swing so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal are set to table an improved offer for Alexandre Lacazette….

Arsenal are set to table an improved offer worth £33m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as Arsene Wenger finally looks to get his hands on a new striker, according to L’Equipe via the Mirror.

The boss has been trying to sign a new forward all summer and has been forced to turn to alternative targets after Jamie Vardy decided to snub a move to the Emirates in favour of staying with Leicester City.

Lacazette has emerged as a prime target in recent weeks and Wenger has already formalised his interest with Lyon confirming earlier this week that they’d rejected our opening £29.3m offer for the French international.

However, it looks like we’re set to test the Ligue 1 outfits resolve with an improved bid as the Mirror are citing French outlet L’Equipe as saying that Arsenal are ready to submit a fresh £33m offer for Lacazette’s signature.

It’s understood that figure is still below the £40m Lyon are looking for but it’s a step closer to their valuation and it shows that Wenger is serious about bringing Lacazette to north London this summer.

The 25-year-old has become one of the most prolific strikers in French football over the past few years and he’s scored 54 goals in his last two seasons alone, so he would certainly add a new goal threat in the final third if he was to join.

Lacazette is a fast, powerful striker who makes intelligent runs behind the defence so I’m sure the likes of Mesut Ozil would love to have him playing in the Arsenal team this season as we’ve lacked movement up front as times.

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We’ll have to wait and see how Lyon respond to our reported new offer once it’s put on the table and although I think the French club will probably hold out for more, I can see us eventually getting a deal agreed.

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Hopefully the transfer can get wrapped-up swiftly as with Olivier Giroud set to miss the opening weekend of the season, we’re facing the prospect of heading in to the Liverpool game with Theo Walcott as our only senior option through the middle.

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6 Comments

  1. Werner

    July 28, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Is Wenger such a cheap scate or is he just death. Lacazette os 40 million and then Wenger comes along and bit 33 million. I think he lost the plot. In his mind the world best players are between 30 and 40 million. What a chop

  2. al harris

    July 28, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Arsenal are always about to do something! Wouldn’t it be good if one day someone reported that Arsenal HAVE bid £Xm for someone instead of just thinking about bidding, or about to make a bid. World class in dithering that’s us

  3. justin

    July 28, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Buy him and tucking around wenger

  4. Abdi ahmed

    July 28, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Wenger got henry for 10m and he cant take andy carrol goes for 35m. It is time he accepts those times were in the past.get real and mahrez and lacazette then no team in the league would want to play arsenal. Com on wenger u genius

  5. Geekaybee

    July 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    There’s talk of him leaving at the end of the season. Let’s hope that our next manager is a realist and not a dithering dreamer.

  6. Weston Aguinaga

    August 20, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Arsenal could step up their attempts to sign midfielder Arda Turan after reports claimed Barcelona have put him on the transfer list. Arsenal have made no approach for Arda Turan despite reports, says the Turkey international midfielder’s agent, and he will stay at Barcelona next season

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