The transfer ‘saga’ of Lyon striker, Alexandre Lacazette, to Arsenal has quickly become one of the most tedious stories of all time and that doesn’t appear to be changing soon.
After our initial bid was made very public by Lyon, we appear to have gone completely cold on signing the 25-year-old and turned our attention potentially elsewhere. However, that doesn’t stop the media speculating.
Saying that, just days ago, after scoring a hattrick, Lacazette once again fanned the flames by claiming that if a club came in with an offer he couldn’t refuse, he wouldn’t. Nice one, mate.
Anyway, now Lyon have been forced to deny that the Frenchman is leaving the club for what feels like the 100th time. It must be boring but, to be fair, they’re the ones that attempted to start a bidding war by publicly announcing our first offer.
Bruno Génésio: "There is no uncertainty with regards to Alexandre Lacazette. He needs to feel loved. He is & he will stay at Lyon."
— Get French Football (@GFFN) August 17, 2016
Arsene Wenger was also asked about the player during his pre-Leicester press conference on Thursday but refused to comment on individual players.
“We do not talk about individual players,” he said.
“I told you already what the are the criteria for the price of a player but you could add one more: the identity of the buyer. When the buyer is English, it is true that it multiplies the transfer by two or three or sometimes by 10 because if for the same player an English club does not come in, he is worth five million. But if an English club comes he is worth 35 or 40 or 50.”
It’s a tedious update but an update nonetheless.