Arsenal target, Alexandre Lacazette has been in the transfer spotlight recently following heated rumours linking him with a move to the gunners this summer.
Olympique Lyonnais confirmed via twitter last week that they had rejected a bid from Arsenal earlier in the window, leaving Arsenal fans frustrated as their hunt for a striker continues.
Nothing is certain in the transfer window
However, there is still hope as Lyon manager Bruno Genesio revealed that the Frenchman could leave the club as sources predict that Arsenal are preparing another bid for the striker. In a tweet last week, a statement regarding the future of Lacazette all but ended rumours of his departure, as the club regarded him as an irreplaceable member of their squad.
There is some confusion at Genesio’s statement following the club’s confirmation that he would not be sold, as the French manager claimed that ‘there are some offers that you cannot refuse’. The Frenchman continued to say "I have been assured by my president that we will keep the player. You never know what could happen right up until August 31.”
Lacazette scored 21 goals in Ligue 1 last season, and the player riddled with pace and strength looks just the player that Arsenal have been deprived of for so long.
Arsenal's search for a striker continues
There is no confirmed news that Arsenal have submitted a bid with a higher sum to Lyon, following their increasingly high demands, but it would be assumed that the Gunners will follow their failed offer with an improved bid.
The Gunners have already missed out on some targets this summer, the first being Jamie Vardy, who refused a move to North London in favour of staying at Leicester City. While there was no official contact between the club and the player, Gonzalo Higuain completed his move to Juventus, the striker has supposedly been on Arsenal’s radar for some time now.
Arsenal’s season starts in just 12 days, as they host Liverpool, no matter their remaining activity in the window, it would be expected by the fans for the club to finalise at least one deal before the window closes later this month.