With Arsenal set to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette any day now, Gooners’ attitude towards Arsene Wenger appears to have shifted… at least for the moment.
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Lacazette’s £52m move to Arsenal is set to be announced any day now and fans believe the 26-year-old could be the top striker the Gunners have needed since Robin van Persie left in 2012.
After finishing fifth last season and Wenger then extending his deal by two years, Gooners had become seriously disillusioned with club and the manager, despite the FA Cup final win over Chelsea.
Wenger’s move for Lacazette appears to have pulled most Arsenal fans out of their summer slump, as many are hailing the Frenchman as ‘genius’ for managing to nab the striker with the best conversion rate in Europe (38.9%), and even suggesting that the Lyon man could be the superstar striker they’ve been crying out for.
Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come.
From Alexis, Giroud, Theo and Ozil to Alexis, Lacazette, Mahrez and Ozil.
Wenger, you are a genius.
— Joseph Harris (@JosephHarrisAFC) July 4, 2017
Lacazette is 26.
37 goals in 45 games last season.
100 league goals in 171 starts.
45mil pounds in this market is a great deal. pic.twitter.com/UHpw62ldwk
— The Arsenal (@DareToWenger) July 4, 2017
Back at the Arsenal training ground and he sees Lacazette and Mahrez laughing with Ozil.
Alexis be looking at Wenger like…. pic.twitter.com/dK9jfxGLAD
— Tomiwa Immanuel (@Tomiwa_Immanuel) July 3, 2017
Wenger Madness this season!
I can feel it… pic.twitter.com/8mlrAogj0I
— TheArseneView (@TheArseneView) July 4, 2017
Lol some fans just here changing their opinion daily…..
— FOOTBALL NOBODY (@CoachMarko22) July 5, 2017
My understanding that it will simply be the completion of paperwork to sort if Lacazette passes his medical. Wenger lands a big one. #AFC
— Mark Mann-Bryans (@MarkyMBryans) July 4, 2017
People said Wenger might leave Arsenal for the French national team. Turns out he's just signing all their players.
— JB™ (@gunnerpunner) July 4, 2017
If we have lacazette , Mbappe , mahrez and lemar in our squad next season I'll forgive Wenger for everything …
— Pauly AFC (@PIreland33) July 2, 2017