The story seems not to be changing for Arsenal so far in the transfer market as recurrent rejection seems to be the order of the day.
Arsenal are looking to bring in a couple of players to their injury-ravaged squad and all efforts so far have been thwarted, with either players turning down a move or Arsenal not meeting players’ valuation. Not surprising, though.
Now, Olympique Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has put to bed speculation surrounding his future at the Ligue 1 side, saying he is fully focused on playing for Bruno Genesio’s side.
The bulky forward has been touted to make a move to the Premier League all summer, with West Ham also making an approach for him. Having failed to land Jamie Vardy and Gonzalo Higuain, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger targeted Lacazette who was said to be unhappy at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Now it seems a move to Arsenal is impossible after the French forward confirmed his intention to remain with Les Gones.
“Concerning my personal situation, I do not think there will be a departure from Lyon”, Lacazette stated, after bagging both goals for Lyon in last night’s Ligue 1 victory over Caen.
“Everything is going well here.
“I would like to pass the bar of 100 goals in all competitions. I would like to do that at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais.”
Lacazette, 25, has started the season in stunning fashion and could be on his way to achieving that feat, as he now has five goals in his first two Ligue 1 outings this term.