In Focus: Lacazette can turn Arsenal into title contenders once again

As reported by The Telegraph, Arsenal are determined to stay in the hunt for Alexandre Lacazette despite Lyon’s high valuation of the striker.

What’s the story?

It’s no secret that Arsene Wenger is on the hunt for elite players this summer with the significant resources he has available to him. Fans are expecting the best of the best and it seems at the very least that ambition is shared by the Emirates boss.

The Telegraph reckon Arsenal are willing to come close to Lyon’s £50m valuation of the red hot forward, despite dropping their interest in him last summer, having a bid of £30m rejected.

However, the Gunners still need to convince the French striker that his future lies in London with Arsenal unable to offer the prestige of UEFA Champions League football next season.

Is he the answer?

The 26-year-old has scored 113 goals in all competitions for Lyon over the course of the past four seasons and he has just enjoyed his best campaign yet, netting an impressive 37 in 45 outings.

The striker has shown that he has the ability and consistency to play at the very highest level, and the quality of his finishing could help to make the Gunners Premier League title contenders next term.

If Arsenal can add Lacazette to their attacking options this summer – as well as keeping Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez – there is no doubt that they could be the force that fans are hoping they can become after the summer.