Arsenal fans fume on Twitter after Lyon reject Alexandre Lacazette bid
Lyon have rejected an offer of €35million (£29.3million) from Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette, the French club have announced.
Lyon released a statement via their official Twitter account this morning:
Lyon also deny that the Gunners have tabled a new bid of €48million (£40.2million) for the 25-year-old French international, who they insist is not for sale.
"Arsenal made an offer of 35 million euros which Lyon didn't accept for one reason alone - we will keep Alexandre Lacazette," read a statement released by the club.
Lyon reject €35m (£29.3m) from Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette...see Wenger is not still on holiday after all! #AFC— Kevin Palmer (@RealKevinPalmer) July 26, 2016
Alexandre Lacazette 2015/16 Ligue 1 season by numbers:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 26, 2016
43 chances created
23.3% conversion rate
21 goals pic.twitter.com/2p9eigv42r
63 - Alexandre Lacazette has scored 63 league goals in the last 3 seasons - the only PL player to score more was Sergio Aguero (67). Force.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 26, 2016
Arsenal fans did not take kindly to the news, to say the least:
Lyon want £40m for Alexandre Lacazette.— MD (@Memz_Dogi) July 26, 2016
Arsenal bid £29m, rejected
2nd bid of £35m to come?
Or go for Ben Yedder for £8m?@Arsenal
Lacazette is bigger, quicker, younger & better than Yedder. But Wenger won't pay whats needed. The cheap, worse option, yet again.— Toby Irish (@TobyIrish1) July 26, 2016
FFS Wenger just pay the extra money for Lacazette.— Assist Wizard (@ArsenalsCannon) July 26, 2016
Only last month Lyon rejected a £35m bid from West ham for Lacazette and now Wenger is bidding £25m. What a man!— NewsNowUtd (@NewsNowUtd) July 26, 2016
I reject Lyon's rejection of our £29.4m bid for Lacazette.— East Lower (@eastlower) July 26, 2016