Stories like this will never cease to amaze one. The Sun claimed an exclusive tonight that we have held talks with Lacazette [that has been on for a while] and Lukaku [I doubt the authenticity of this].
It’s no news that we lost out on Leicester City striker, Jamie Vardy and even a blind man can see we lack options upfront after Danny Welbeck’s injury which ruled him out until the new year.
The Sun claimed that Arsenal chief [we don’t know which but my bet is on Arsene] spoke to Lyon, Everton and both the forward’s representatives last week as he wants the new striker – whoever it is to be on ground before the team head to America on a pre-season tour later in the month.
There have been reports that Everton are demanding a £65m for Lukaku and that Lacazette would set Arsenal back by £40m
The Sun also quoted an Arsenal source who according to them said Wenger is keen to get a new striker in as soon as possible, but won’t rush anything and overspend. The same source also said Olivier Giroud is very much in Arsene’s plans, but he wants to get someone in and was upset about losing out on Jamie Vardy.
Arsenal have made just 2 signings in this transfer window in Granit Xhaka and Takuma Asano and o say that Arsenal fans are unhappy with Arsenal dealings so far is an understatement. The moanings that accompanied the news that Arsenal have signed Japanese striker, Takumo Asano is out of this world.
Personally, I don’t know what to make of this story, but if there is any iota of truth in it, I’ll rather have Lacazette than Lukaku.
That’s just my opinion though