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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has backed Arsenal’s attempt to sign Kylian Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette this summer.
Having tried but failed to sign Mbappe last year, Arsene Wenger is back in the race to sign the Monaco forward but faces strong competition from Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
Lacazette was also targeted by Wenger last summer but their £29 million offer was rejected by Lyon.
This summer, the France international is priced at £60m, while it’s likely that Mbappe’s transfer fee will be upwards of £100m, but Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he would welcome both signings.
‘Anyone would want them in their team,’ the midfielder told the Evening Standard.
‘First and foremost, Mbappe has been a phenomenal revelation this season at such a young age.
‘It is hard not to watch him closely. He is scoring so many goals and every week, it’s in your face!
‘I have been monitoring him and he really is a quality player.
‘I feel the same about Lacazette. I have seen him for a good few years now and he is always scoring goals.’