Arsenal determined to sign €25m-rated French forward

The London giants could reportedly be open to a transfer deal that would see Alexandre Lacazette swap places with Atletico Madrid attacker Thomas Lemar. The London giants have a long-standing interest in France international, despite his struggles in his time in Spain.

The London giants could do well to bolster their front-line this summer, with Alexandre not always the most reliable performer upfront, while others such as Nicolas Pepe and Reiss Nelson have also failed to perform on a consistent basis. Diego Simeone wants to strengthen the front-line during the summer transfer window.

Thomas could well be just the upgrade Gunners need in that department, provided the forward can get back to his best and show the kind of form he displayed at previous club Monaco.

It wasn’t so long ago that Lemar looked a hugely exciting youngster, and while it hasn’t worked out for him at Wanda Metropolitano, there’s surely still time for the attacker to turn things around for himself.

Gunners supporters may well feel that it’s tempting to use Lacazette in an exchange deal this summer, but it might also be risky parting with him after his recent improvement. Arsenal signed Pablo Mari from Flamengo and Cedric Soares from Southampton during the winter transfer window.

The 24-year-old forward may be a particular gamble as it could take a lot for the Spanish manager to motivate him and lift his confidence after his difficult spell in Spain. Alexandre could have an asking price of nearly £40m to leave the London club at the end of this campaign.