Arsenal are closing in on a £45million deal for Alexandre Lacazette, with the BBC reporting that the Lyon striker has now completed a medical in north London.
The Frenchman will become the club’s record signing, but he looks to be well worth the money after netting 37 times in all competitions last season.
A lot of Arsenal fans will have been dreading the summer transfer window because of the uncertainty surrounding the futures of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, all of whom have just a year left on their contracts.
It’s probably time to get excited, however, as it seems Arsene Wenger has now got a taste for spending.
The Mirror report that once the Lacazette deal is wrapped up, the Gunners will turn their attentions to Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.
The principality club have placed a massive £80million price tag on his head, so should Arsenal be unable to talk them down, they have identified Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez as a back-up option.
Arsenal’s main hope is that they will have eased relations with Monaco after completely giving up their pursuit of in-demand teenager Kylian Mbappe.