Arsenal Buying Lacazette : Done Deal?

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger ‘to shatter transfer record with £50m Alexandre Lacazette swoop with deal set to be completed this weekend’. The French striker is set to snub a potential January move to Atletico Madrid to sign on the dotted line for Arsene Wenger’s men. The deal will smash the current highest fee the Gunners have paid out. Mesut Ozil joined the club back in 2013 for £42.5m from Real Madrid. French newspaper L’Equipe are reporting that the 26-year-old has been swayed by Wenger to take up the challenge of playing in the Premier League.

And BBC Sport are saying that the Gunners are “close to completing the Lacazette deal”, and that a fee has been agreed and he just has to “have medical and finalise terms”. But Lyon are desperate to find a replacement BEFORE closing the finer details of any move. The French club’s president has previously admitted to receiving a “very nice” over from Arsenal for the striker. Earlier this week Arsenal’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis revealed the Gunners will target quality not quantity this summer. His Lyon counterpart Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed that talks were ongoing between the two parties. BBC Sport’s David Ornstein says the deal is close to being done with both sides putting the finishing touches on the fee.

Ornstein reports that the France international will undergo a medical and thrash out a contract when the two clubs come to an agreement. Lacazette is hot property after bagging 37 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions last term. He has played over 250 matches across all competitions for Lyon since 2010, scoring over 100 goals. In 2014–15 he was Ligue 1’s top scorer with 27 goals in 33 games, and also the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year. From a Guadeloupean family, Lacazette started playing football at the age of 7 in his local club Elan Sportif in the 8th arrondissement of Lyon.

Selling Scifi

Your local electronics store has just started selling time machines, anywhere doors, and invisibility helmets. You can only afford one. Which of these do you buy, and why?

Wow, we are hitting futuristic science fiction territory here people. Let’s see now – time machine, anywhere doors and invisibility helmets! So like Back To the Future / Star Trek IV, The Librarians and The Invisible Man. Hmmm, tough choice.

Now I know I would love to be able to turn invisible and go and visit…..ahem…..err, political and big business decision making that goes on behind closed doors (yeah, right). Or just be able to blend in and not have people notice me. What about a door that can let you get to anywhere you want in the world. That would come in handy. No more commuting. No traffic blocks and you end up saving on the money it takes to get places. Hmmm! Interesting and very tempting.

And time machines? I have always been fascinated by time machines, ever since as a little boy I watched the 1960 film Time Machine based on the story by H G Wells. To see fascinating periods throughout history and go and see the dinosaurs and all those amazing stuff. And go and check out what the future will look like too. How much will we advance in 500 years or a 1000 or 5,000 years from now? I think I will pick the time machine.

Prompt from The Daily Post at