Arsenal are set to launch an improved offer in excess of £33.5million for Alexandre Lacazette in the coming days, according to reports in France.
Lacazette has scored 92 goals in 230 appearances for Lyon since making his debut for the Ligue 1 outfit back in 2010 but the 25-year-old is now being heavily linked with a move to the Emirates.
On Tuesday, Lyon announced that they had rejected a £29m bid from the Gunners for the France international forward as Arsene Wenger scours the market for attacking reinforcements.
Considering West Ham had an offer of £33.5m turned down for Lacazette in June, it’s hardly surprising that Arsenal’s lower bid was also rebuffed by the French side.
However, L’Equipe suggest the north London club are ready to test Lyon’s resolve once again with a higher offer than the Hammers lodged last month
Wenger is facing the possibility of having one fit striker, Chuba Akpom, for his side’s opening fixture in the Premier League against Liverpool
Supporters are crying out for the Frenchman to bring in support for Olivier Giroud – it remains to be seen if he gets any attacking deals over the line before the summer transfer window closes on August 31.