Alexandre Lacazette to wear Arsenal No 9 shirt

11 Juillet, 2017, 15:47 | Auteur: Ingrid Allaire
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The Spanish forward is expected to make a decision about his future in the next few weeks. Mesut Ozil has already described the free transfer arrival as "very strong" in training and there is significant hope Kolasinac will be an upgrade on existing options.

But the Mirror says City's overtures will receive short shrift in north London.

Jose Mourinho picked Romelu Lukaku to fill Zlatan Ibrahimovic's boots at Manchester United after snubbing the chance to sign Arsenal new boy Alexandre Lacazette, sources have told ESPN FC.

Nevertheless, there are still doubts over Sanchez and Bellerin amid talk of exits, but it's the quartet named above that will now likely be looking for a new club as Arsenal look to reduce the wage bill and try to add more quality to the squad.

"The desire is certain, but the possibility is remote, you have to be realistic".

"It's an opportunity to showcase themselves and showcase Australian football".

"You'll [Arsenal fans] love him, but give Lacazette time to settle in - like Bergkamp and Henry", he said, as quoted by The Mirror. We're happy to have him in our team. I think that's definitely very good at the start'.

Second, the South American could remain at the Emirates for the upcoming campaign with a view to signing a fresh deal depending on the progress through the season. Or Luis Suarez's case at Liverpool, whom manager Brendan Rodgers convinced to stay for a year before joining Barcelona.

Lacazette has since signed for Arsenal in a £46 million transfer, becoming the Gunners' most expensive player ever.

Sanchez can have a similarly productive season at Arsenal if the Gunners make him see out his contract.

However, Lacazette was also briefly considered before the Frenchman sealed a £52.7m move from Lyon to Arsenal. Overlooking the Sydney Harbour, the leaders of Arsenal showed how an exhibition match can be conducted with decorum.