Paris (AFP) Lyon's alarming slump in form continued on Saturday as they lost 3-1 at home to Guingamp despite leading scorer Alexandre Lacazette putting them in front at their Parc OL.
Lacazette opened the scoring with his seventh league goal of the campaign from the penalty spot but Guingamp turned the game on its head with two goals in the first seven minutes of the second period from Yannis Salibur and Marcus Coco.
Arsenal are desperate to sign a striker this summer and the Gunners have set their sight on landing Alexandre Lacazette from French club Lyon. The Gunners have had an opening €35m bid rejected by the club but it seems the Gunners are looking to test Lyon’s resolve with an improved offer in the coming days.
Arsenal and Napoli could enter into a transfer tug of war over the signing of Argentine striker Mauro Icardi this summer. According to the Italian newspaper, Corriere dello Sport, the Gunners have already held a discussion with the player’s agent-cum-wife, and the speculation of him moving to the Emirates has been constant over the past few weeks.
2015-16 represented Arsenal’s best chance at winning the title. Their main rivals were going through turbulent times. However, Leicester City managed to show the class and confidence one would expect from the Gunners and got the Premier League trophy. One of the major reasons why Arsenal could not end their title drought was because of the striker problem.
Lyon have confirmed they have rejected a €35 million bid from Arsenal for their star player Alexandre Lacazette.
The 25-year-old has been in fine form for the Ligue 1 outfit in the last few seasons. In the 2015-16 campaign, he scored 23 goals in all competitions, which includes 21 goals in the league from 34 appearances.
The ‘forward / strike’ department is one area where Liverpool are stocked with enough talent and depth. Liverpool already have Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings, Divock Origi and Christian Benteke in their ranks but a new striker could still arrive at the club this summer.
Benteke has failed to impress Klopp and there is a possibility he could be sold this summer.
Arsenal and Chelsea target hurt and disappointed by club treatment - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Well, well, well just when it looked like Alexandre Lacazette is settled at Lyon despite intense speculations linking him with a move to the Premier League, the French striker has given a stormy interview to L'Equipe.
If Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager was ever to play a game of Monopoly you would sense he would pass ‘GO' several times before making that first purchase, and there is no difference in his philosophy for buying players when it comes to the transfer market.
The transfer window has closed and Arsenal was the only club in the major European leagues not to buy a single outfield player.
Report: Liverpool can't afford to sign Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Just yesterday we had quoted a story from Le 10 Sport which claimed Liverpool are already in negotiations to sign Olympique Lyon Alexandre Lacazette.
However the Reds have been dealt a massive blow in their pursuit of the French striker as Lyon President Jean Michel Aulas has claimed that Liverpool don't have the money to sign the player in this summer transfer window.
31 Goals this season: Liverpool in negotiations to sign Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports from French Media outlet Le 10 Sport, Liverpool are already in negotiations to sign Olympique Lyon Alexandre Lacazette. The French striker had a fantastic season having scored 31 goals in 33 appearances helping his side finish second in the Ligue One standings.
Arsenal and Man United will need to pay more than €50m to sign top-quality striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Alexandre Lacazette is one of the hottest strikers in the upcoming transfer window, and some top Premier League clubs are looking to sign him. Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal have been mentioned in the race for the Frenchman, who has had a dream campaign with Ligue 1 side Lyon.
31 goals this season; Arsenal and Liverpool target admits uncertain future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Alexandre Lacazette has been in stunning form this season having scored 31 goals for Lyon, helping his side qualify for the Champions League for the coming campaign. The 23-year-old was also crowned the Ligue 1 Player of the Year on Sunday, pipping PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the prize.
by James Hall The 2015/16 season can only be described as a disastrous season for Chelsea. The former Premier League champions oversaw the worst title defence in over 25 years, the departure of Jose...
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It looks like we have missed out on all the strikers we have gone after this month Alexandre Lacazette, Saido Berahino and Loic Remy and perhaps we didn't even bid for the bargain buy Charlie Austin of QPR who want to Southampton. So it looks like we are trying to but Swansea's Bafe Gomis, [...]
Newcastle's second approach for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette was encouraged by his agents, but it has come to nothing over the last 72 hours. The player has again told Newcastle he does not want to move anywhere this month as he tries to make the French squad for the Euro 2016 tournament in June.
News tonight that Newcastle have not given up on signing one of Graham Carr's long term targets Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and have now tabled a massive record £25M bid for the French international striker. It's just a pity we couldn't have saved £20M and bid say £5M for Charlie Austin and maybe [.
News today that Newcastle have not given up on Graham Carr's top transfer target this month 24 year-old Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette who we have been after for over two years now. The report is in talkSPORT. Alexandre Lacazette Newcastle still confident of doing a deal? The player went public recentlyand said [.
Newcastle are still trying to bring in some players in January and news today that Alexandre Lacazette did turn down a potential move to Newcastle and given our league position and form over the last year who can really blame him. But there should be other targets we should be able to get to [...]
Lyon came from behindto beat Roma 4-2 in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 fixture on Thursday evening.
Trailing 2-1 at the break, the French side rejigged and came thundering out of the traps to score three unanswered second half goals.
However, they had to wait until the 92nd minute for Alexandre Lacazette to register the goal of the night when the in-formOL striker absolutely rifleda demi-volley into the top corner from 20 yards out.
2015 European Player Rankings: Best 25 Strikers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This is the secondin a series of European player rankings that will cover each position on the pitch. Each player is assigned to a position based on their natural propensity and where they were deployed this past season, with more weight given to the latter.