Arsenal have made a bid for Alexandre Lacazette today but Lyon have rejected the Gunners’ €35m offer. Not a big surprise as similar bids from West Ham and us earlier in the summer were rejected for the prolific striker.
Lyon’s valuation of Lacazette is reportedly around £40 million, a reasonable asking price in the current market and more than affordable for a club of Arsenal’s stature.
Arsenal need a top striker if they are going to launch a genuine Premier League title challenge, and Lacazette would be very good addition given the shortage of top strikers available.
So why would Arsene Wenger make such an offer for a striker who has scored 63 league goals in the last 3 seasons? The only PL player to score more was Sergio Aguero (67).
Well I am struggling to find an answer…
Wenger could bring in a relative unknown to bolster his strike force. Reports from the French league today indicates that Arsenal are on the verge of signing Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder.
The 25 year old Yedder has been consistently decent over the last four seasons in Ligue 1 for Toulouse, but his best return for a campaign is 17 goals in 2015-16, a similar record to Giroud’s in the Premier League.
Arsenal need upgrade/back up for Giroud if they are to win the title again, and Lacazette could be the key, thus they surely must maintain their interest in him despite having had a bid rejected. Find the best odds on Arsenal winning the Premier League on bethut.co.uk
Lacazette or Ben Yedder? My heart is on Lacazette but money is on Yedder.