Former Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre believes the Gunners should sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon this summer.

  • Silvestre reckons Lacazette would be a perfect fit for Arsenal
  • However, he said Martial should stay and Manchester United
  • Martial had been linked with Arsenal recently

Silvestre spent two years at Arsenal after joining from Manchester United in 2008 in one of the most confusing Arsenal transfers of modern times. The retired defender spoke to talkSPORT about two of his French colleagues, Alexandre Lacazette and Anthony Martial, reports Goal.

“(Lacazette) is very active, he can play both sides, technically he is very gifted and he has been scoring 25, 30 goals for the last four years in the French league so he is a proven goalscorer,” he said.

“In terms of adaptability to Arsenal’s style, he has all the qualities. He is very intelligent, he can make up the play with [Mesut] Ozil, with [Aaron] Ramsey, with [Danny] Welbeck. I think he would be a great addition for Arsenal. And he speaks French!”

Silvestre also gave his view about Martial’s situation at Manchester United, with reports that Arsenal could sign the forward this summer.

“It’s been difficult for him. Arsene could be interested, but United need that type of striker. He should stick around.”

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