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Arsenal Look Set To Make Alexandre Lacazette New Club Record Signing

Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette is in London to have his medical with Arsenal.Aulas has previously suggested that Lyon would only be willing to sell Lacazette after securing an adequate replacement, stating that the 26-year-old’s successor would be a “player capable of scoring 25 to 30 goals per year” and either a “French global or a player of a very large European club”.Alexandre Lacazette has been heavily linked with Arsenal in recent times, and it now appears as though the France International’s transfer from Lyon to the North London club is imminent.”One must also take into account that, traditionally, a club like Arsenal do not have the habit of spending so much for one player”. Leicester initially slapped a £50m price tag on the head of the 2015/16 PFA Player of the Year, but any deal is likely to be lower than that. “It is not a small transfer, €50m for a player who was produced by our club”, the club’s no.1 said.”The figure reported by the English media of around €67m [including €12m in add-ons] is impossible and not realistic”, Aulas told Le Progres.Getting to sign Thomas Lemar also might not be an easy task since he was also instrumental in Monaco’s record-breaking season last term.Lacazette scored 36 goals in all competitions for Lyon last season, with his 28 in Ligue 1 being second in the French top flight behind Paris-Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani (35 goals). On the other hand, Olivier Giroud played 1198 minutes in the Premier league and managed to score 12 goals (0 penalties) i.e 100 minutes per goal.Sead Kolasinac, 23, was picked up on a free transfer from Schalke last month on £150,000-a-week.Alexandre Lacazette may still leave the French club this summer, but not until the January 2018 transfer market when #La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid are expected to sign Lacazette at the end of their transfer ban.