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Report: Arsenal’s Future Chances Of Signing Alexandre Lacazette Given Major Boost

GENT, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 16: Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon battles for the ball with Stefan Mitrovic of Gent during the UEFA Champions League Group H match between KAA Gent and Olympique Lyonnais held at Ghelamco Arena on September 16, 2015 in Gent, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

One of the main transfer stories of the summer window was whether or not Arsenal would sign Alexandre Lacazette. The 25 year-old French international is highly rated, but Lyon’s asking price was too high for the Gunners, and a deal was not struck, despite the London club making a bid believed to be in the region of £40 million.

The striker was injured in yesterday’s loss to Bordeaux, and could be out for a number of weeks. However, he is set to sign a new deal at the French club, but he is eager for one significant clause to be included, according to Le10 Sport.

Lacazette wants a clause in his new £100,000-a-week contract that he can be sold for a ‘fair price’.

BELGRADE, SERBIA - SEPTEMBER 07: Alexandre Lacazette (L) of France is challenged by Branislav Ivanovic (R) of Serbia during the International friendly match between Serbia and France at the Stadium JNA on September 07, 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia, 2014. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

This will surely have peaked the interest of Arsene Wenger, who knows that the striker may want a move away from Lyon in the coming years, and at 25, he is primed to become one of Europe’s premier strikers.

Lacazette has made a blistering start to the season, scoring six goals in three games.

The Gunners dug deep for a deserved win over Southampton yesterday, which leaves them sixth in the Premier League table, five points adrift of Manchester City.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on September 10, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

However, there is still a sense around the Emirates that they must make another high profile signing, such as Lacazette, if they are to truly challenge for honours.

Hat-tip to the Sun.

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