As if Arsenal fans needed anything else to be discouraged about, it looks like the club may well be missing out on one of their top targets this transfer window.
Reports on Sunday have confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette is in discussions with Atletico Madrid over a potential move to the La Liga side.
Arsenal have been tracking the Lyon star for sometime now, and reportedly offered £29 million for his services last summer. This was rejected by the French club, who have profited enormously from Lacazette’s form this season.
The 25-year-old has scored an incredible 37 goals in all competitions, including 28 league goals in just 30 appearances. These statistics have further enhanced his reputation around Europe and many elite clubs were said to be interested in him this summer.
However, it looks like Atletico Madrid have made the first move and the Frenchman is now reportedly in discussions with the Spanish club.
With yet another big name likely slipping through Arsenal’s fingers, fans of the North London club took to social media to express their displeasure at the lack of ambition to sign France’s hottest property…
Every year, Arsenal is linked to a quality player and miss out on them. Look at Lacazette, he's about to go to Atletico…
— Edwin Alexander (@ItsAlexMarquez) May 21, 2017
Lyon's president confirms Lacazette and Atletico Madrid have an agreement. Another good striker Arsenal couldnt get https://t.co/obtRbPeAy3
— There's my Özil! (@ArsenalANewDawn) May 21, 2017
— AFC (@AFCBlogSpot) May 21, 2017
Athletico are known for eyeing world class strikers, Lacazette could of been at Arsenal but Wenger thinks Giroud and Welbeck are better
— King Xhaka-Laka-Boom (@Eternal_Gooner) May 21, 2017
I do not want Lacazette at Arsenal personally but that's another player that's chosen another team over Arsenal. Bleak times.
— The Special One (@swaynkaayyy) May 21, 2017
So lacazette is going atletico Madrid if all goes to plan!! Another star arsenal miss out on #arsenal
— Sheekz01 (@TylerSheekz1) May 21, 2017