The rumour mill was in overdrive on Tuesday, with the news that we could be about to sign Wissam Ben Yedder breaking on Twitter and Lyon confirming that they’ve rejected a bit from us for Lacazette.
Firstly, the news that we could be about to sign Toulouse’s Ben Yedder broke. But we weren’t altogether convinced considering the rumour that we could be signing the striker for £8m came out of nowhere. We looked at what we know so far, and what we don’t.
Lyon’s president then decided to come out and informed the world that the Ligue 1 club have rejected a bid from Arsenal for the striker. It appears he’s trying to start a bidding war but whether Wenger will rise to it remains to be seen.
Rob Holding gave an interview with Arsenal’s website and revealed his refreshing, no-nonsense approach to defending; Cazorla praised David Villa ahead of our pre-season friendly against the MLS All-Stars; Wenger revealed why he sold Isaac Hayden to Newcastle and reports emerged that the boss wants to keep Ospina.
French broadcaster, RMC, warned Arsenal not to get greedy with the money we ask for in exchange for Debuchy; we’re looking at yet more centre-backs; we gave a little Mahrez update considering the winger has been left out of recent sponsorship pictures; we ‘entered talks’ with Brozovic and former Gunner Vermaelen could be on his way to Roma.