Reports today claimed that Arsenal were on the verge of signing Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette. But will one signing solve all of Arsenal’s problems this summer?
Almost certainly not. Despite Arsenal fans crying out for the club to loosen the purse strings and to sign the players needed to challenge at the highest level following last season’s disappointment, one signing is not going to wash away the anger and frustration that is bubbling away under the surface at the Emirates.
Particularly if Arsenal lose Sanchez and replace him with Lacazette, what have the club gained? Losing a talisman and fan favourite and replacing him with a striker who is unproven in the Premier League will not go down well with many fans.
A significant portion of the Arsenal faithful is already unhappy following the club’s decision to offer Arsene Wenger a new contract. Last season’s damp squib led to calls for Wenger to go.
After failure normally comes change, but can anyone really see 67-year-old Wenger changing his ways?
The club is quite simply in a bad way a this moment in time, not financially of course, credit must be given to the way that Wenger and Ivan Gazidis have secured the club’s finances, however that fact that the club are having to effectively beg the fans to get behind the side and with several first team players’ contract set to expire next season including Ozil, Sanchez, Gibbs, Wilshere, Mertesacker, Cazorla, Szczesny and Ramsey the club is set for a vitally important season.