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Alexandre Lacazette in contact with Thierry Henry to join Arsenal

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Alexandre Lacazette has stated that he has had contact with Thierry Henry, It opens a quickly shutting door for Arsenal to sign the Lyon striker.

French striker has enjoyed another exceptional goal-scoring season and looks certain to leave for an elite European club.

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Lyon will accept offers of £50million from across Europe for Lacazette’s signature after identifying Anthony Martial as his replacement, with Arsenal allegedly in hot pursuit.

Olivier Giroud has emerged as a target for ambitious Marseille while Alexis Sanchez is expected to depart as he enters the final year of his contract.It means Arsene Wenger will have to sign a new forward, and goal-machine Lacazette certainly fits the bill.

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“I’m going to keep working, with the hope that good opportunities come for me this summer. The team I join will have to be in the Champions League and play good football, passing the ball, not just hitting it from box to box. Not kick and rush. That would not work for me. Thierry Henry shook me and told me to keep pushing myself, something we tend to forget when we are young. It made an impression, of course. When a player like Thierry Henry speaks to you, you pay attention. I realised that being a great player is a full-time job.” Said the 25 year old Frenchmen.

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Lacazette is certainly an avenue that Arsenal should explore this summer, with or without Champions League football to offer him. If they have to use the link of Henry, then so be it. That’s how good Lacazette is.