Arsenal given big boost in star striker chase

      

Arsenal given big boost in star striker chase

Picture: Shory

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.

 

 

Load More

Arsenal Scouting Report: Who is Cristian Pavon?

Arsenal Arsenal: Five ideal replacements for Alexis Sanchez

Manchester United United elbows in on Man City and Chelsea target Jean-Michael Seri

Talking Points Manchester United 3-0 Stoke City: Player Ratings

Manchester City Sanchez to United could force City to buy Red Devils transfer target

Talking Points Manchester United vs. Stoke City: Three things to expect from the game

Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang nearing Emirates move

Talking Points Liverpool vs. Man City: Three things to expect from the Anfield clash

Talking Points Real Madrid 2-2 Numancia; Three Lessons from the Copa Del Rey Contest

Chelsea Conte admits previous attempt to sign Sanchez

Talking Points A look at the statistics from Arsenal's draw with Chelsea in the Carabao Cup

Manchester United Manchester United to rival City for Shakhtar Donetsk defensive midfielder

Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 23 50 62
2 Manchester United FC 23 32 50
3 Liverpool FC 23 26 47
4 Chelsea FC 23 25 47
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 23 25 44
6 Arsenal FC 23 11 39
7 Burnley FC 23 -1 34
8 Leicester City FC 23 2 31
9 Everton FC 23 -13 27
10 Watford FC 23 -9 26
11 West Ham United FC 23 -12 25
12 Crystal Palace FC 23 -12 25
13 AFC Bournemouth 23 -11 24
14 Huddersfield Town 23 -20 24
15 Newcastle United FC 23 -10 23
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 23 -12 23
17 Southampton FC 23 -11 21
18 Stoke City FC 23 -27 20
19 West Bromwich Albion FC 23 -12 19
20 Swansea City FC 23 -21 17