It’s been a frustrating summer transfer window for Arsenal so far.
They may have moved early to sign Granit Xhaka for £30million but, since then, it’s been rather disappointing.
The signings of Bolton’s Rob Holding and Japanese striker Takuma Asano have frustrated fans who are demanding some higher profile arrivals before the start of the new campaign.
One area that Arsene Wenger is desperately keen to strengthen is in attack. The club have already failed in their attempts to sign Leicester’s Jamie Vardy and have been linked with several top-class forwards throughout the window.
However, one man they have been strongly rumoured to be keen on is Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette. In fact, Arsenal’s interest has gone beyond just the rumours after the French club revealed they had rejected a bid from the Gunners.
However, according to Sky Sports pundit Tony Cascarino, the north London club will complete the deal for the Lazazette by the end of the week. While he doesn't reveal the cost of the deal, it's likely that he will command a fee of around £35m.
“I’ve got a few people in France that really believe that this deal will go through by the end of this week, so I’ll be surprised by the next transfer window (Sky Sports’ programme) next weekend, that the deal won't be done, I’m sure,” he said on Sky Sports.
No doubt positive news for Arsenal fans who are praying their club signs a prolific goalscorer before the transfer window slams shut. With 76 goals in his previous three campaigns, that’s exactly what the 25-year-old is.
So, if Cascarino is right, expect Arsenal to be announcing Lacazette in the coming days.