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Is This Ligue 1 Striker Worth All The Hype, As Arsenal Look Eager To Sign Him?

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Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal seem quite desperate to sign yet another striker this summer, after manager Arsene Wenger realized the importance of additional reinforcements for his front-line after last season’s disappointing conclusion for the Gunners. The north London giants have tried to sign quite a few attack minded players in the current campaign already and have failed at doing so till now, with the French boss eager to push through a deal for a world-class striker.

With a host of players already being linked with a move to the Emirates, it seems now that the saga of Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal will not be ending any time soon.

There has been a recent report suggesting that the 25 year old France international is still wanted by the Londoners and that a final bid of £35m has now been made.

Though the attacker might be an asset to have in the side, it is still not clear whether he is worth the money that the Ligue 1 outfit are demanding or not.

From the point of view of a Gooner, personally, the deal would totally be worth it for the club. If a player like Paul Pogba can be worth more than a £100m, as he is what Jose Mourinho desperately needs, we can surely spend the amount for a 21 goal forward.

The Frenchman made a total of 37 appearances in all competitions for Lyon for that tally, which seems to be a good return. Olivier Giroud’s goal drought hurt us and Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck are too inconsistent, the latter due to his injury issues.

The former Manchester United man will once again miss a huge portion of the season and it is high time “we” stop relying on such injury prone stars.

The other option would be wait for Wenger to try and fail once again, as deadline day approaches and eventually stick to the same list of players once again, with a few additions here and there and then get welcomed to chants of “Wenger out”.

It makes no sense to chase some unrealistic targets, who have no intention of signing and eventually end up wasting more crucial time in the transfer window, while some of our fierce opponents are signing value addition player.

If we look back at the transfer season so far, we can see the difference between “us” and a club like United, City or even Liverpool. Chelsea are also doing fairly well and this growing threat of our domestic rivals should finally make Wenger realize that the window is not a joke.

We can’t keep losing out on players just because the price is not high or due to a notion that the boss has that they will not be worth the money. We need to keep and open mind and look at our rivals as an example.

Take the case of Anthony Martial, who signed for the Red Devils. Would Wenger ever dream of spending that much money for a 19-year-old? NEVER!!

Yes, we have added three marquee signings in the form of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Petr Cech over the past three years. However, we need more than a Granit Xhaka to win us the league and other cup competitions now.

The fact remains that there is still a void at the back and in the attack as well which needs to be filled soon. Fatigue and injuries kill the flare that our team shows season after season and it is high time to change that, if we want to be serious contenders for more than just FA Cups in the upcoming campaign.

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