Arsenal clear favourites to make France striker Wenger’s second signing

Arsenal are the clear favourites to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, according to the bookmakers

Arsenal are the clear favourites to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon this summer ahead of their Premier League rivals, according to bookmakers BetStars.

The Gunners have been linked with a host of players in recent weeks as Arsene Wenger looks to revamp his squad ahead of next season.

Despite all of the transfer speculation and gossip, however, the north London side have thus far only signed midfielder Granit Xhaka this summer.

Wenger is clearly on the lookout for a new striker this summer after the Frenchman tabled a failed bid to bring Jamie Vardy to the club from Leicester City.

There have been suggestions that Arsenal are set to ramp up their interest in signing Lacazette from Lyon in the next few days.

And bookmakers BetStars now place the Gunners as the 12/5 favourites to sign the striker this summer ahead of West Ham at 3/1.

Ian Marmion, trading director at BetStars, said: “Following Jamie Vardy’s rejection, it’s common knowledge that Arsenal are in the market for a top striker this summer.

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“A number of top clubs have been linked with prolific Frenchman Alexandre Lacazette, but following heavy backing in the past few days Arsenal are now clear favourites for his signature at 12/5.”

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