By Abigail Withey
Arsenal fans have expressed their thoughts on social media about the potential signing of Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette.
The BBC reported on Tuesday that the 26-year-old forward has completed a medical test with the Gunners before the becoming the club’s record signing in a £45million deal
Lacazette would be Arsene Wenger’s second signing of the transfer window after the French boss secured Schalke’s Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer last month.
Arsenal fans shared their thoughts on social media, and many supporters expressed their delight at the possibility of the forward joining the Emirates, while others stated that they refused to believe it.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Lacazette – hoping your the guy we've needed for the past 3 years!!!
— Asif (@Invincibles_49) July 4, 2017
Lacazette & Ozil double announcement maybe?
— . (@CreatedByOzil) July 4, 2017
THis lacazette move is keeping too long @Arsenal . Cant we just complete and announce This super move????
— Andy Ampofo (@Mr_Ampofogh) July 4, 2017
From Alexis, Giroud, Theo and Ozil to Alexis, Lacazette, Mahrez and Ozil.
Wenger, you are a genius.
— Joseph Harris (@JosephHarrisAFC) July 4, 2017
still not very excited about this lacazette signing. i haven't really seen much of him, but what i have seen hasn't been amazing
— totodile (@yiadom__) July 4, 2017
I know you wanna announce lacazette but can you wait till 6pm cause I'm having my dinner right now
— RatedEpicz (@RatedEpicz) July 4, 2017
Imagine signing lacazette and selling Alexis. Would be back to square one. Arsene would be a fool but hopefully he has a plan ????????????
— Rodders The Gooner (@JHRWWE) July 4, 2017
Knowing Arsenal, Lacazette will complete his medical today and they'll announce him in 3 weeks
— MG (@BulletHeader12) July 4, 2017
Lacazette impressed at Lyon last season after he was named as the second highest goal scorer in the Ligue 1 when he netted a staggering 28 goals in just 30 appearances.
The Frenchman has grown through the ranks at the Ligue 1 outfit, and joined the first team permanently in 2009 before developing further into somewhat of a goal-machine.
The 26-year-old would be a welcome addition to the Gunners this summer as, despite winning the FA Cup, the north London club had a dismal Premier League campaign which left Wenger’s squad in fifth place and subsequently without a Champions League spot.
In other Arsenal news, one of the club’s best-loved players looks to be sidelined next season.