Arsenal get green light to sign Ligue 1 star

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. 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. 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.