Lyon’s president, the ever-chatty Jean-Michel Aulas, has confirmed that they have ‘given an agreement’ to Arsenal over the transfer of Alexandre Lacazette, but that the subject of a swap deal involving Olivier Giroud was not mentioned.

The younger French striker is expected to have his Arsenal medical any day now after he agreed to join the club and it’s now just a matter of waiting for an official announcement.

That tweet says – “We never talked about an exchange between Alexandre Lacazette and Olivier Giroud”.

In terms of the announcement, it would be wise to expect confirmation from Aulas long before we hear from Arsenal.

He never shuts up, they never say anything if they can get away with it.