Over the past two years, there have been few players more consistently linked with a move to Arsenal than Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette – who the north London club allegedly launched a bid for last summer.
Some fans were hoping that this summer would finally be the moment when the club would spend the required cash to entice the 10-cap France international to the Emirates Stadium.
However, news surfaced two weeks ago claiming that Atletico Madrid had agreed to sign the 25-year-old, subject to their transfer ban being lifted.
It was therefore a delight to Arsenal supporters when the Spanish club’s transfer ban was upheld, putting the reported deal with Lacazette into serious doubt.
In the wake of the news that Atletico Madrid’s proposed transfer ban will be upheld, Arsenal fans have taken to twitter to plead with their club to make the most of the opportunity to sign Lacazette, who has produced another incredible goal-scoring tally this season…
Lacazette would be ideal for Arsenal, particularly if Alexis leaves. Proven himself year on year to be a prolific goalscorer
— Gareth Reynolds (@ImGReynolds) June 1, 2017
— Matthew Francis (@mattyfrancis85) June 1, 2017
Atletico Madrid transfer ban in place still until 2018.. @Arsenal have no excuse not to go for Alexandre Lacazette. Depends how ambitious..
— Jake (@J4YK3Y) June 1, 2017
We need to get onto Lacazette asap #Arsenal ????
— Ben (@ben_sargeant10) June 1, 2017
— ASAD ⚽ (@Asad_Hussain99) June 1, 2017
— Lee (@lee17mason) June 1, 2017
— Steven Oliver (@_StevenOliver) June 1, 2017
Go and get Lacazette asap….
Be a good start to the summer @Arsenal
— Charlie (@afccharlie) June 1, 2017
We should be all over Lacazette. Would fit Arsenal perfectly in my opinion! Get it done!
— Callum (@callumAFC90) June 1, 2017