Wenger wants to seal the signing of 27-goal hitman, striker wants to join Arsenal

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| July 31st 2016 | Terms Agreed? >

Wenger wants to seal the signing of 27-goal hitman, striker wants to join Arsenal

If all the rumours are to be believed then Sir Wenger is getting very active in the transfer market to try and reinforce the squad ahead of next season.

Back in June, ahead of the European Championships we were linked with a move to sign Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy but he eventually snubbed a move to the Emirates by signing a new contract at the King Power Stadium, admitting today that he never even spoke to Arsenal, and that it was an easy decision to stay. Odd that it took him a month to decide if it was that easy, but that’s none of my business.

Wenger also tried to lure Argentina striker Mauro Icardi to The Emirates, but it now seems Inter Milan want to keep hold of him. Wenger is also said to have ‘missed out’ on Higuain, but whether we were ever in for him, remains to be seen.

Despite all of these snubs and so-called rejections, Wenger is still said to be trying to sign a striker to partner Giroud ahead of the new season, and a report in  The Telegraph on Friday reckons the Gunners are set to offer Lyon an improved offer said to be worth around £42.2 million for Alexandre Lacazette.

The article claims that the French international now wants to join the North London outfit, and this news is sure to delight Arsenal fans desperate for a striker signing.

Lacazette is one of the most prolific strikers in Europe and scored 27 goals for Lyon last season and was the second highest marksman in the French league behind some guy called Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

PSG were also linked with a move to sign Lacazette to replace Ibra, but they baulked at the asking price and are now said to be looking to sign Jese Rodriguez from Real Madrid to fill the big-nosed-striker-shaped void.


31st July 2016 : 15:15pm

Author: Ian H.
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