Arsene Wenger told Arsenal need more than just 26-year-old striker this summer
Former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop warns Arsene Wenger that Arsenal need more than just Alexandre Lacazette
Arsenal need more than just Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer transfer window, according to Shaka Hislop.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move to sign the France international after being regularly linked with a move for the centre-forward over the past three seasons.
The Ligue 1 side are thought to be looking for a fee in the region of £57m for Lacazette, which would make the 26-year-old Arsenal’s club-record signing.
The France star has scored 100 goals in 203 appearances in Ligue 1 since breaking into the first-team in 2010.
Arsenal have made one signing in the summer transfer window already after Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac completed a free transfer from Bundesliga club Schalke 04.
Former Newcastle United and West Ham goalkeeper Hislop believes Arsene Wenger needs more signings than just Lacazette to improve the north London club’s prospects next term.
“Arsenal need more than one signing whether it be Lacazette or not,” Hislop told ESPN FC.
“Lacazette might not be the one leader to win them the league, Alexis has that personality.
“Even as someone as dominance on the pitch and his numbers, Alexis hasn’t been enough.
“Arsenal need a whole lot more than one signing coming in as Alexis replacement if they’re going to deliver on the promise that Wenger has been making for so long.”
Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a Champions League place.
The Gunners won their third FA Cup title in four seasons thanks to a 2-1 win against Chelsea at Wembley.
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