Arsenal’s £33.8m 48-goals-in-two-seasons striker pursuit is over, confirms club chief

Lyon president Jean Michel-Aulas has claimed that Arsenal “will not come back” with a new offer for Alexandre Lacazette.

The French striker, who has plundered 48 Ligue 1 goals in the last two seasons, has emerged as a serious target for the Gunners in recent months.

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Indeed, it’s been claimed that the London club failed with a €35m (£29.5m) offer for his signature earlier this summer, while reports have suggested that a fresh €40m (£33.8m) bid is imminent.

However, Aulas has told L’Equipe that there has not been a renewed approach from the Premier League club, and that he’s sure that won’t change before the close of the transfer window:

“Arsenal have not come back [with another offer] and they will not come back,

“No one will leave OL, except for Rachid Ghezzal if he has an offer, which I doubt.”

Lacazette is considered to be one of the most dangerous strikers in his homeland, and has long been tipped for a move away to one of Europe’s other major leagues.

Despite his talents, the 25-year-old was not a part of Les Bleus’ EURO 2016 set-up.

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