Arsenal given big boost in star striker chase


Arsenal given big boost in star striker chase

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Lyon director Bernard Lacombe has admitted that plans have already been set in place in anticipation of a ‘difficult life’ after a possible summer departure of their star striker Alexandre Lacazette.

Lacazette has been immense for Lyon this season and has so far scored an amazing 30 goals in 34 matches.

The French striker’s terrific form has put a number of clubs, among which Arsenal, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, on high alert, but it is believed they would have to break their bank to bring him in.

“The departure of Alex would be very difficult for the club.” Lacombe said. “Because even if we could make lots of money, he is an immense player and I do not think we will understand the magnitude of his departure fully until it happens.

“Then, it will be a lot more difficult for us, even if we make a good decision on the replacement that would come in. I don’t know which team he will go [to]. I hope for only one thing, that he will stay with us for another year, or two, because he is an immense player.”

Arsenal have been criticised for lacking a world-class striker despite having the second-best goal-scoring record in the Premier League this season and are believed to be ready to spend big in the summer amidst plans for a structural shuffle.

Lacazzete has a year and a half left on his contract with Lyon.



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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 30 65 81
2 Manchester United FC 30 35 65
3 Liverpool FC 31 39 63
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 34 61
5 Chelsea FC 30 25 56
6 Arsenal FC 30 14 48
7 Burnley FC 30 1 43
8 Leicester City FC 30 2 40
9 Everton FC 31 -13 40
10 AFC Bournemouth 31 -12 36
11 Watford FC 31 -16 36
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -12 34
13 Newcastle United FC 30 -10 32
14 Swansea City FC 30 -17 31
15 Huddersfield Town 31 -27 31
16 Crystal Palace FC 31 -18 30
17 West Ham United FC 30 -21 30
18 Southampton FC 30 -15 28
19 Stoke City FC 31 -29 27
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 31 -25 20