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Giroud may start for France but Lacazette still better option for Arsenal

ESPN FC's Craig Burley discusses Arsenal's need for quick transfers and what's next for Alexandre Lacazette.

Arsenal's push to sign striker Alexandre Lacazette is picking up steam, with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirming he has held talks with Arsene Wenger about a possible deal.

With Aulas also admitting that he'd be interested in signing Olivier Giroud, a deal where Arsenal pay cash plus Giroud for Lacazette looks a real possibility (even though fans are still holding out hopes for Kylian Mbappe).

For followers of the French national team, such a deal might seem strange. Giroud, after all, has...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Calum Chambers ready for Arsenal chance after Per Mertesacker help

The FC crew react to Arsenal's interest in Alexandre Lacazette, and Craig Burley offers the club a caveat.
Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes the Gunners will be stronger with Arsene Wenger staying as manager next season.
NYCFC coach Patrick Vieira joins ESPN FC's Heineken Boot room to give his thoughts on Arsene Wenger and Arsenal.
Former Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre says nice guy Arsene Wenger needs to be tougher.
ESPN's Arsenal correspondent, Mattias Karen, explains who he thinks is likely to be playing at the Emerates next season.

Calum Chambers wants to fight for his future at Arsenal thanks to advice he has received from his "mentor" Per Mertesacker.

Chambers, 22, spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough who were relegated from the Premier League, but he hopes to make an impact with his parent club next season due to the influence of Mertesacker.

He said: "The one player who has helped me a lot would be Per. Being in the same position, he was almost like my mentor for a couple of years. I have never seen a player so professional...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Arturo Vidal hopes Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez joins him at Bayern Munich

Chile manager Juan Antonio Pizzi says Alexis Sanchez is always motivated and gives his all regardless of the situation.
Alexis Nunes and Steve Nicol examine the latest transfer rumours including Bayern Munich's interest in Alexis Sanchez.

Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has described Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez as "a spectacular player" and said he hopes he will join the Bundesliga champions.

Vidal, a Chile international teammate of Sanchez, told Sport Bild that signing the attacker would improve Bayern still further.

Sanchez is out of contract at Arsenal next summer, and reports have linked him with both Bayern and Paris Saint-Germain.

"We'll see if Alexis is coming. I do not know yet," Vidal said.

"I know him very well....

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Arsenal must pay €65m for Alexandre Lacazette, Lyon eye Giroud - Aulas

Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette over recent season's has displayed why he's considered one of the best strikers in Europe.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said Arsenal are interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette but would have to pay €65 million to get him.

Lacazette, 26, has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates this summer after scoring 37 goals in 45 games for the Ligue 1 club last season.

The striker almost moved to Atletico Madrid before the Spanish side were hit by a transfer ban, but Aulas said there was also interest from Arsenal.

"I do not have the intention of rapidly letting Alexandre...

Arsenal target Man Utd's Anthony Martial; Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool

Amid reports Zinedine Zidane called Kylian Mbappe about joining Real Madrid, Julien Laurens weighs in on a potential move

The football world is awash with gossip! Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

Arsenal to bid £40m for Martial

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants Kylian Mbappe from Monaco -- this we know -- but the £100 million price tag might be a bit too steep. So Wenger needs a backup plan, and that backup plan is Anthony Martial, according to the Mail.

Martial did not have the best of seasons last year and...