By Harvey Byrne
Lyon have revealed that they rejected a bid of £29.5million for striker Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal earlier in the summer.
The Gunners haven’t come back with a higher bid and fans of the club are asking why Arsene Wenger hasn’t offered more.
The Ligue 1 giants released a statement via social media revealing that the club had rejected a £29.5million bid from Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette.
However, they also denied claims that had said the north London club had returned with a £40million bid.
Many fans are a bit confused as to why Arsene Wenger offered less money than the reported offer West Ham put in for the French striker, while some have compared it to the Luis Suarez saga, which saw Arsenal leave empty-handed.
Here are a selection of the fans’ reactions to the bid on Twitter.
Arsenal offering less money for Lacazette than West Ham….and you want to get a striker to improve your team? Lmaooo
— O O (@otoiks) July 26, 2016
@forevercream West Ham bidded €37M for Lacazette & it got rejected then we bidded €35M when Lyon we're asking for €40M
— A1 (@Audz1st) July 26, 2016
If true & Arsenal made a lower bid for Lacazette than West Ham's bid which got turned down, then that is incredibly stupid
— Gary Lawrence (@garythegooner56) July 26, 2016
West Ham €40 million bid Rejected.
Arsenal €35 million bid Rejected.
— David Näslund (@DavidNaeslund) July 26, 2016
Bid £40 mil for Suarez and say we tried
Bid €35 mil for Lacazette and say we tried
Same old story ?
— Jason AFC (@JasonJhuti) July 26, 2016
Arsenal are again playing games similar to that of suarez wiv this lacazette thing knowing west ham bid more. Will they never learn
— TASEJOSH (@tasejosh) July 26, 2016
Arsenal's bid for Lacazette is Suarez all over again. Why so cheap.
— Sam (@SamWorldPeace) July 26, 2016
Wenger underbidding for Lacazette. This whole situation sounds like the Suarez 40 mill + 1 pound bid. The guy never learns fml ?
— Jeevan Sánchez. (@JeevanSahota) July 26, 2016
Arsene Wenger will also be keen to bring in a striker for the forthcoming campaign, with Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott the only experienced options available at the moment, but it’s becoming clear that he may have to spend more than he is willing to obtain a forward.
In other Arsenal transfer news, Real Madrid have given versatile Spanish forward Jese Rodriguez permission to leave the Berneabeu.