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Alexandre Lacazette will only transfer to Champions League club

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Having won the FA Cup just days ago, Arsène Wenger now has more than just a trophy to celebrate, as Arsenal target Alexandre Lacazette has been hinting at a move to the Emirates Stadium.

Speaking to French newspaper Le Parisien, the Lyon striker confirmed that he would only move to a team able to offer him Champions League football.

"Everything depends on the destination. It would have to be for a Champions League club."

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This demand would put Liverpool out of the running for the 23-year-old's signature, leaving Arsenal as the main contenders to acquire his services before the close of the transfer window.

Arsenal's third place finish in the Premier League means they will automatically enter the Champions League at the group stage in the 2015/16 season, while Liverpool were unable to secure a second successive top four finish, following the departure of their talismanic striker, Luis Suárez.

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Wenger is reported to be extremely interested in signing the French international, after he scored an impressive 29 goals for Lyon this season and went on to pick up Ligue 1's Player of the Year award.

The Arsenal manager has often bought players from France's top league, with Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny both enjoying successful spells there before their respective moves to the Gunners.

Arsenal's options up front have often become increasingly stretched during recent campaigns as a result of injuries, with fans bemoaning the club's lack of alternative strikers.

Wenger was forced to move for Danny Welbeck on deadline day back in August after Giroud broke his left tibia in their 2-2 draw against Everton, the Gunners' last game before the transfer window closed. 

Lukas Podolski is also expected to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer, having spent the second half of the season on loan at Inter Milan, further reducing the number of forwards at the club, with many seeing Lacazette as an ideal replacement for the World Cup winning German.

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