Arsenal have been given a boost in their ongoing pursuit of Alexandre Lacazette with the Ligue 1 side admitting they will sell if they receive an acceptable offer for the striker.
The Gunners reportedly had a huge bid for Lacazette rejected last summer but may be tempted to try again with Lyon now open to selling the 25-year-old.
Lacazette admitted earlier this month that he was keen to move on this summer and it now looks almost certain he will head for a new challenge at the end of the season.
“We don’t have to do anything, but as we have a squad valued at more than €170m, there will come a time when we have to cash in on that capital,” Aulas said via ESPN.
“So, as I did with Karim Benzema and Samuel Umtiti, if a player wants to leave and the offer is acceptable, we won’t stand in the way.”
Lacazette has enjoyed another superb season for Lyon scoring 24 goals in all competitions already.
- [Match Highlights] Arsenal Östersunds FK – All The Goals And Best Bits
- [Player Ratings] Arsenal 1-2 Östersunds FK – Gunners Flop But Qualify In Europa League
- [Confirmed Lineups] Arsenal v Ostersunds FK – Ozil Dropped But Wilshere Starts
While Wenger is an admirer of the Frenchman it remain to be seen if he will again try to sign Lacazette this summer as he already has a wealth of options in attack.
Having said that the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Lucas Perez are both uncertain, Perez appears frustrated with a lack of game time, and should they depart, a top class striker would become a priority.
While Wenger is a big admirer of Lacazette, there is no guarantee he will still be at the club this summer and whether the new manager would look to rekindle the club’s interest remains to be seen.