Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Alexandre Lacazette rumours

Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal want Alexandre Lacazette, according to reports.

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The Mirror has reported that Arsenal have identified Alexandre Lacazette as an alternative target after missing out on Jamie Vardy this week.

The Gunners triggered the 29-year-old's £20 million release clause at Leicester City earlier this month, but the striker signed a new four-year deal this week.

Consequently, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been forced to search elsewhere, with that search leading him to Lyon it seems.

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The 25-year-old marksman Lacazette, who netted 23 times last season, is thought to be admired by Wenger, whom The Mirror goes on to claim is meeting with the player's agent next week.

At the moment, Olivier Giroud represents Arsenal's one and only out-and-out centre-forward and fans of the North London club were crying out for somebody else in the second half of last season.

Would they be happy with Lacazette?

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Some Gunners might've been worried to see France's 2-1 win over Republic of Ireland in Euro 2016 this afternoon because, well, Giroud played quite well.

He was not among the goalscorers, but he did grab two excellent assists to set up Antoine Griezmann, and supporters will be hoping Wenger does not use that display as a reason not to bolster his strikeforce this summer.

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