Alexandre Lacazette To Snub Arsenal & Stay At Lyon

With Welbeck out till March ( practically out for the whole of next season ), we only have Giroud and Sanogo ( if he remains at the club ) to call upon in the striker department. Signing a striker this summer is simply a must if Arsene Wenger doesn’t want the fans to turn on him once again.

Unfortunately, according to reports Alexandre Lacazette who has been one of the players Arsenal have been linked the most this summer said to be set to reject Arsenal and pen a new deal at Lyon making him the highest ever paid player in the club’s history.

Lacazette has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates all summer and it seemed as though a deal for the French forward to take him to the Gunners was a case of when not If it was happening. However in a dramatic turn of events, it seems Lacazette has rejected the chance to join up Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and has instead opted to remain in France with Lyon.

If Lacazette has indeed turned down Arsenal, it leaves Arsene Wenger with only Oliver Giroud and Yaya Sanogo as his recognised forwards at the club, a situation which is likely to anger the Gunners faithful.

Manchester United have Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester City have Sergio Aguero, Chelsea have Diego Costa, even Everton have Lukaku, who have Arsenal got? Giroud…

Arsene’s reluctancy to splash the cash on essential areas in the side over the past decade has left the club falling short behind the likes of Manchester United, City and Chelsea in the pecking order. One can only imagine if Arsenal had brought in a genuine world class forward, central midfielder and centre back, I doubt they would still be sitting on just three Premier League Titles.

Yes the cheque book has come out on the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexsis Sanchez, but were the duo the only players Arsenal needed? No they were not. For years now Arsenal have lacked the true presence of a world class striker, an out and out goal scorer who can almost guarantee you 25 goals plus a season. Everyone knows it bar Arsene and his seeming reluctancy to do something about it has cost Arsenal dear. Wenger’s excuse has been that there is a dearth of strikers in world football at the moment, this is right but seriously, was there never someone better than Bendtner all those years or is there no one better than Giroud?

The same can be said for Central Midfield, Diaby, Song, Denilson, Frimpong, along with others round off the endless list of shocking midfielders we  have had to endure over the years, but yet Arsene remains defiant that is central midfield doesn’t need fixing. Although he has now sorted it with the emergency of Francis Coquelin and the recent signing of Granit Xhaka but truth be told, it is bad management that we had to wait for so long.

If Lacazette becomes the latest star to snub the Gunners, it leaves Arsenal with a major issue as we head into another new Premier League campaign. If Giroud gets injury or loses form, as he often does then we are surely doomed.

Signing Jamie Vardy would have solved all our striker problem but he rejected us and exposed the Arsenal’s incompetence. It is glaringly obvious that Arsenal had all their eggs in the striker front on Jamie Vardy deal coming through and when it failed, they have no PLAN B. Like was the case last summer with the chase of Karim Benzema.


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  1. Sigh getting real tired of all these negative blog posts, yes I’m as frustrated as everyone else by the lack of transfers so far this summer but the reality is that none of us know what goes on behind the scenes. It’s all speculation as to who and what and why we didn’t get this player or should have signed that player. I would love a world class striker but most of the names we’re linked with aren’t necessarily any better than Giroud. Even Lacazette who I rate very highly, maybe he can do it in the prem league maybe he can’t, it’s a gamble. Also Giroud offers a lot in his link up play and in creating oppurtunities for the midfielders that people don’t give him enough credit for. All we can do is hope something works out, but I think to suggest the club is incompetent is just ridiculous. How many players have Liverpool and United signed over the last 2 years that have NOT worked out? But no of course the fans all know football better than the people who do it for a living…

  2. If Arsenal was really betting on Vsrdy he would have come. He smelled that he was not targeted as the main man up front but to compete for a place on the wing.

    I’d have like to see Vardy play “Griezman” toile behind Giroud, so lets hope Ozil was watching France and took a hint as to what he could himself benefit from being more proactive in playing with the big man.

    Anyway it’s not even deadline day so don’t panic. My guess is Wenger is waiting for the last minute to put all his chips on Morata.

  3. It is this kind of irresponsible comment from insane self confessed supporters that is the bane of Arsenal FC. Twenty clubs competed and Arsenal came second. Was it Arsenal alone that Liciester beat to the tittle? Arsenal defence is not good yet conceeded the third least number of goals. The attack is not good yet scored the 4th highest number of goals Liverpool is better but has never won the league. Ditto for Tottenham and neither has it finished above Arsenal for the past 20 years. Mouhrino is the saviour yet had never performed consistently for 3 consecutive years, those clubs either develop internal crisis or run into debt. It is the same prediction every year yet Wenger and Arsenal have always shamed those intellectually bankrupt critics and social media managers. Wenger is not God, therefore he can make mistakes. However judging by his consistency for 20years, he deserves respect and encouragement. I prefer him to the rude, boisterous, egoistic, mannerless and wasteful Mouhrino. I can forsee Man U in crisis in 3 years time.Inter Milan is yet to recover from Mouhrino induced cancer.

  4. Spectaculey bad!!! constant knocking soundbites over hard facts, If we had just bought Giroud after the Euros for £29Million, the likes of this poster would be partying, If there is no rational thought in your thinking dont expect people to continue reading, you might just find most of the readership actually support Arsenal and do not want continuas vacuas negativity.

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