Lyon discuss Arsenal’s interest in Lacazette

Date published: Friday 29th July 2016 1:03

Lyon do not believe that Arsenal will return with a second offer for striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer.

The Gunners have signed three players so far – Granit Xhaka, Takuma Asano and Rob Holding – but fans are growing restless at the apparent lack of striking reinforcements to the squad.

Olivier Giroud is expected to reprise his role as the club’s starting striker this coming season, the Frenchman having scored 16 Premier League goals last season. Alexis Sanchez was second with 13, and Mesut Ozil was third with just six.

Wenger himself admitted on Friday that he does not have “too many attacking options in terms of experienced players,” and he is looking to add “one more” this summer.

Lyon revealed earlier this week that the Premier League side had made a bid for striker Lacazette, but that the £29m offer had been rebuffed.

When asked whether he expected Arsenal to return with a second offer, Jean-Michel Aulas, the French club’s president, dismissed the possibility.

“Arsenal have not come back [with another offer] and they will not come back,” Aulas told L’Equipe. “No one will leave OL, except for Rachid Ghezzal if he has an offer, which I doubt.”

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