Arsenal given green light to land Alexandre Lacazette

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Arsenal have been given a healthy transfer boost amidst the flurry of speculation suggesting that Arsene Wenger is looking to add to his squad this January, as Alexandre Lacazette has revealed his ambition to play abroad.

Lacazette boost

The Ligue 1 star is wanted by both the Gunners and Liverpool, though the fact that the north Londoners are still in the Champions League could offer them the advantage.

The 23-year-old has 19 goals from 20 appearances this season and the likelihood of him leaving his current club for pastures new is only going to increase as his good form continues.

As it stands Wenger is said to be in the market for another option going forward, with neither Danny Welbeck nor Olivier Giroud capable of scoring the goals needed to ensure Arsenal maintain a title serious title challenge.

Although Lacazette isn't a tried and trusted option in the Premier League he is young enough to adapt to the rigours of the English game if given the chance to do so, and his quick approach could complement the hold up play of Giroud well.

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Gundogan move

Elsewhere Wenger looks to be doing his best to engineer a deal for Borussia Dortmund star Ilkay Gundogan, with the Germany international heavily linked with a departure. It’s said they face strong competition from Manchester United for his signature, though a supposed recent contract ultimatum the 24-year-old received from his club could play into their hands.

It's said that although Dortmund are keen to keep hold of the midfielder they are wary of losing him for nothing when his contract expires next year, and so will look to cash in on him if he refuses to agree to a new deal.

Other news

- Lukas Podolski has taken a parting swipe at Wenger after completing a loan move that will see him see out the rest of the season at Inter Milan. The Germany international hit out at his former boss, suggesting that a lack of faith had been shown, and explained that he realised he had to leave after being benched even after impressing against Galatasaray earlier this season.

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