Arsenal are set to launch an improved offer for Alexander Lacazette after recently failing with a £30million bid, according to Sky Sports.
The Gunners are in need of a centre forward this summer with Olivier Giroud the only recognised senior striker in the wake of Danny Welbeck’s knee injury that will keep him sidelined for the remainder of 2016.
Lacazette has been strongly linked with the Gunners for some time, and despite Lyon insisting the forward is not for sale, Wenger appears to be determined to land his compatriot to supplement and compete with Giroud this season.
Sky Sports, generally a reputable source, report Arsenal will return with a larger offer to entice the Ligue One side to sell their prized asset.
The report certainly will provide a boost in confidence for Arsenal supporters that have been let down with plenty of striker rumours this summer coming to nothing.
Just because Arsenal may return with a stronger offer, it does not mean Lyon will sell the 25-year-old Lacazette who has netted 48 league goals over the past two seasons. The report also suggests Lyon still price Lacazette at £40m, and it is unlikely they will sell for anything less.
Wenger will have to dig a little deeper if he wants to secure a brand spanking new striker this summer. Lacazette is hardly the world class centre forward we crave, but even for quantities sake Arsenal need attacking reinforcements. The clock is ticking.