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The usually reliable BBC are now reporting with confidence that Arsene Wenger is nearing a deal for his main transfer target.
Arsenal are preparing for a campaign which will see them not feature in the Champions League for the first time in two decades.
That has prompted the need for a new goalscorer to improve a squad regarded by many as under-strength as rival clubs raise their level.
Alexandre Lacazette has strongly been linked with a move to Arsenal for several months now and the deal finally appears to be close to completion.
According to BBC, the Gunners are nearing an agreement with Lyon over the transfer fee for Lacazette who scored 37 goals in all competitions last season.
Arsenal’s initial offer for the 26-year-old was rejected but a new bid, which eclipses the amount paid for club-record signing Mesut Ozil in 2013, has seen the French club now willing to negotiate.
Below is every single goal Lacazette managed to score during the 2016/17 campaign….