Insider claims Arsenal ‘more likely’ to sign 26-year-old than teenager

Emanuele Giulianelli says Arsenal are more likely to sign Alexandre Lacazette than Kylian Mbappe this summer

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Arsenal are “more likely” to sign Alexandre Lacazette than Kylian Mbappe this summer, it has been claimed by Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.

The reporter took to social media this week to suggest that Arsenal signing Lyon striker Lacazette this summer is more probable than a possible deal for Monaco starlet Mbappe.

Arsenal have been linked with both players during the course of the summer transfer window as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his attacking options ahead of next season.

The Gunners were said to have had a bid rejected for Mbappe by Monaco earlier this month, while Lacazette is reportedly a long-term target of the north London side.

However, Italian reporter Giulianelli took to Twitter this week to suggest that a move for the 26-year-old Lacazette is more likely.

Giulianelli wrote on Twitter: “Arsenal: Lacazette more likely than Mbappe. #afc.”

Arsenal are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as Wenger aims to build a team capable of winning the title next season.

However, despite all of the speculation, Arsenal have thus far only concluded a deal to sign left-back Sead Kolasinac from Schalke on a free transfer.

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