As Arsenal continue to look for their first summer signing, they are reportedly making progress in their pursuit of one of Europe’s best attackers.
The Gunner are on a rebuilding drive this summer after failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. The attacking position is one position that they are looking to bolster ahead of the new season.
Arsene Wenger has been at home in France for some time and has been trying to pull off a shock move for AS Monaco’s teenage sensation, Kylian Mbappe, but has met limited success so far. The Gunners are not favourites for his signature, and it seems they have gotten the message and have now turned their attention elsewhere.
The Telegraph is reporting that the Gunners have now turned their attention to the signing of Olympique Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette. The Lyon striker is one of the most lethal attackers in the world right now and scored the average of one goal per two games for Lyon last season.
Lacazette wanted to join Atletico Madrid this summer, but the move fell through after their transfer ban was upheld. He is now open to moving elsewhere. Per the source, despite the absence of Champions League football, the Gunners are his first choice, and this has helped them make progress on a proposed £49 million move.