December 11, 2018 by
According to the Express, Arsenal are the favourites to sign Lyon’s promising young French midfielder Houssem Aouar. The youngster is regarded as one of the brightest young stars in the European game.
The Gunners have made a promising start to life under Spanish boss Unai Emery. However, the former Valencia boss s reportedly looking to strengthen his squad in the winter transfer window and Aouar is reported to be his prime target.
Could spend money in January after a low spending summer
Emery spent a relatively small amount of money in the summer, as the club looked to strengthen their squad with bargains. According to the Express, though, Arsenal hierarchy are prepared to back the Spaniard in the transfer market in January. .......Read more here.....
February 17, 2018 by
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have made Lyon attacking midfielder Nabil Fekir their number one transfer target for the summer. The newspaper claims that the Gunners are looking to conclude a deal worth £45million before this summer’s World Cup.
The French club understandably do not want to sell their star forward. However, it seems the right offer could well persuade OL to sell Fekir in the summer.
Long been linked with a move to Arsenal .......Read more here.....
November 10, 2017 by
It’s not an old piece of news but the transfer rumour mill has once again picked up on a lead that Lyon star Nabil Fekir could be on his way to London.
Arsene Wenger is said to be back in the race to sign the 24-year-old versatile attacking midfielder who can fill in various roles up in the final third.
Fekir has made a scintillating start to the new season in France with Lyon and already has 12 goals on his tally in merely 15 games. Having emerged as one of the most lethal players in the French top flight, Fekir has turned plenty of heads, including Arsene Wenger’s. .......Read more here.....
September 26, 2017 by
Alexandre Lacazette arrived at Arsenal in the summer as a goal-machine from his time with Lyon in Ligue One. On Monday night, the French striker scored a brace in the Gunners 2-0 victory over West Brom at the Emirates Stadium.
The double means that Lacazette has now scored four Premier League goals in his six top-flight appearances this season, one of which was a cameo appearance off the bench at Liverpool.
Proving doubters wrong
The French international has certainly continued where he left in his native league this season. There were question marks over whether he could be prolific in a higher standard of league. However, those doubts seem to be unfounded at the moment. .......Read more here.....
July 10, 2017 by
I have to admit that I have had my reservations about Arsenal signing French striker Alexandre Lacazette. However, having taken a closer look at his goalscoring statistics from his Lyon career it is hard to not get excited by his signing.
The Frenchman has scored 129 times and produced 43 assists in his 275 appearances for OL, which is definitely a decent record even if he has been playing in Ligue One.
At 26 years-old Lacazette should be entering the peak years of his football career. He has many years left to bang goals in for the Gunners. Strikers generally peak in their mid to late twenties and enjoy their best years in front of goal. .......Read more here.....
July 05, 2017 by
Arsenal have completed the signing of Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexandre Lacazette for a fee believed to be around £46m. The French international is a club-record acquisition and will bolster the strike force ahead of the new season. Lacazette has been a transfer target of Arsenal’s for many years and the Gunners have finally procured his signature.
“We are very happy to have Alexandre join our group. He has shown over a number of years that he can score goals and that he is a very efficient finisher. As well, he has very interesting technical qualities and a strong character. So he is a guy who is a great addition for us, and someone who will help us challenge at the top level this season,” said manager Arsene Wenger to the club’s official website. .......Read more here.....
July 03, 2017 by
It seems that Arsenal are in fact close to the signing of Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, as the French clubs president Jean-Michel Aulas has told French media outlet Le Progres : “Alexandre Lacazette’s transfer to Arsenal could be actioned within the next day or two.
“The figure reported by the English media of around €67m (including €12m in add-ons) is impossible and not realistic. Arsenal’s first offer was around €45m, the transfer will be concluded in the range of €45m to €50m.” .......Read more here.....
July 02, 2017 by
The Daily Mirror are reporting that Arsenal are set to launch a world-record £125million bid for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe this summer.
The story seems like a fairytale from a journalist with too much time on his hands or after a few too many drinks. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hates to part with money, so for the French boss to part with that sort of money for one player, albeit a highly rated player seems ridiculous.
Mbappe is hot property .......Read more here.....
June 24, 2017 by
Arsenal are in talks to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, according to Sky Sports. The striker has consistently been linked with a move to the Gunners over the last few transfer windows. The Sky report suggests the striker is available for around £44million.
Might actually join Arsenal this time
I know we have heard these reports before about strikers, especially Lacazette in recent transfer windows and nothing has come of them. However, Sky Sports are usually a solid source when it comes to transfers. .......Read more here.....
June 15, 2017 by
North London clubs have reignited interest in Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette as Arsene Wenger continues his search for reinforcement for his front line.
With Olivier Giroud being constantly linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium and Alexis Sanchez on verge of Arsenal departure, the Gunners boss wants to make sure he adds a quality, big-name signing to his squad.
And according to reports coming from the Telegraph, the Gunners have rekindled their interest in Lyon forward Lacazette. Talks between Arsenal and their French counterparts have already been held and Arsene Wenger is thought to have been informed about the price for a striker he wanted to bring to Arsenal last year. .......Read more here.....