Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has refused to discuss his possible interest in signing Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, claiming he does not want to fuel speculation about Arsenal’s transfer dealings.

Lacazette, 25, has scored 92 goals in 229 appearances for Lyon since making his debut for the Ligue 1 club in 2010 but is now being linked with a move to the Emirates after Arsenal missed out on Jamie Vardy who opted to stay at Leicester City.

Speaking to Canal Plus, Wenger was asked about the French forward and he said, ‘”I neither confirm, or do not confirm anything at all, because the transfer market is open until Aug. 31. Even in our job we have the right to change our opinion if we have one.

“Personally I like a lot of players but if I say that to you it opens up speculation.”

Coded as usual.

On the same programme with Wenger was Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas and he said Wenger had not spoken to him about Lacazette and that they were counting on him to be with them by the time next season gets underway.

It’s believed both West Ham and Atletico Madrid are also eyeing the potential signing of the France international.

Wenger has already spent big this summer with the arrival of Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach, and he revealed last week he was hoping to seal a further two signings.

How the Lacazette transfer pans out remains to be seen. We can however hope our manager is working behind the clock to get Giroud the much needed help upfront.


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