Arsenal are expected to sign Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in the next few days, with several sources confirming the transfer is edging closer to completion.
The Gunners have been linked to the France international since the end of the season, with Atletico Madrid unable to attract the front man due to their transfer ban being upheld.
That allowed Arsene Wenger to pounce and seemingly broker a deal with the French club that would see Lacazette become the most expensive signing in Arsenal’s history.
The 26-year-old scored an impressive 28 goals in Ligue 1 last season and is widely regarded as one of the best close-range finishers in Europe.
All of which has combined to make a very excited Arsenal fanbase this evening, as shown by the reaction to the transfer on social media:
True man, so gassed. Been wanting him for a few years now
— © (@CrucialAlexis) June 30, 2017
— Pablo (@AFCAMDEN) June 30, 2017
— STEvE Gunners Hara (@SteveGunners1) June 30, 2017
Good enuf for Athletico Good enuf for Arsenal
— Shyam Bond (@shyambond) June 30, 2017
Alexis Lacazette Ozil Ox Iwobi Welbeck and Lemar is brutal.
Giroud Walcott and Perez out.
— George Wicks. (@GeorgeWicks14) June 30, 2017
— Bradley Johnson (@goonerJohnson) June 30, 2017
— Joe Heale (@joe_heale) June 30, 2017
THIS WILL PROVE TO BE HISTORIC. LACAZETTE ABOUT TO WIN US OUR FIRST LEAGUE IN A DECADE. #ONEARSENEWENGER ??❤️??
— Oz (@Gooner_Oz) June 30, 2017
Arsenal and lacazette now on sky sports news
Now we're talking….?
— Matty Kambindji (@MKambindji) June 30, 2017
— GoonerAndy (@GoonerInDenver) June 30, 2017
— Sam Brown (@SamBrown_1994) June 30, 2017
— Warden of the North (@NathDolan) June 30, 2017
Elite ban. Stopped Griez to United and got us Lacazette.
— Ö (@Henryesque) June 30, 2017
Arsene Wenger has always had a crush on French players. The romance story continues…
— Music Kamikaze ? ? (@Edub4Music) June 30, 2017
Lacazette would be a class signing for arsenal. World class striker
— Reece Barrington (@ReeceyB999) June 30, 2017
So, Arsenal fans, what do you make of the deal to bring Lacazette to north London?
Does a bid of around £50 million represent good value for a player who is behind Olivier Giroud in the pecking order for the national team?