As transfer market closure draws closer with the opening of the Premier League season even closer, there’s certainly some angst in air over Wenger’s “Wisdom” in the transfer market.
A lot of fans are genuinely worried about the attack of Arsenal but the recent injury to Gabriel means the defense has raised more concerns that the attack thus far.
If the reports making the rounds in the French media wave is anything to go by, Arsenal may have been handed a blow in their pursuit of Lyon striker Aleksandre Lacazette with the report stating that the French outfit are preparing an improved record deal to keep him at Parc olympique Lyonnaise.
The president of Lyon Jean-Michel Aulas had revealed they turned down Arsenal’s 29million Pounds bid for the player and stated explicitly that they would not sell the player to Arsenal or any other suitor.
The 25-year-old extended his contract, worth £3.6m a year, last summer. Lyon’s best-paid player had been Yoann Gourcuff, who was on £6.5m a year before leaving in 2015 – which means the club will be willing to pay Lacazette more than that what they paid Gourcuff.
Lacazette scored 21 goals and notched five assists in 34 Ligue 1 appearances last season, and Lyon are not under pressure to sell after Samuel Umtiti joined Barcelona earlier this summer for around £21m.
Lyon manager Bruno Genesio admitted last Tuesday that Lacazette could still depart but they can only let him leave if the offer is good enough.