Date: 8th June 2017 at 8:00pm
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manager is hoping that a wage offer of £200,000 a week will be enough to persuade striker Alexandre Lacazette to join this summer, according to the Sun.

The 26 year old’s move to Atletico Madrid has reportedly collapsed after the club’s failure to overturn a transfer ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, leaving Arsenal as one of the clubs in pole position to sign the forward.

Gunners’ chief executive Ivan Gazidis and Wenger were photographed in with the Sun reporting that the pair have met with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas to try and strike a deal for Lacazette.

Arsenal are also reportedly interested in Nice’s and ’s Kylian Mbappe, and Wenger’s presence in the south of could just as likely be to get other deals over the line as well.

All three players have a long list of potential suitors but Lacazette, who scored 37 goals last season, is the likeliest option after telling Eurosport (via the Daily Mail) that football is not a deal-breaker for him.