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Arsenal lead Liverpool and Tottenham in race for Lyon hitman

| 27.02.2017

It hasn’t been the happiest of months for Arsenal fans, but some hugely positive news could be on the horizon, with the Gunners now favourites to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

The 25-year-old is in blistering form this term, with 22 goals in 23 games in Ligue 1, as well as netting in both the Champions League and Coupe de France. So it’s little surprise that he’s one of the most wanted men in Europe right now.

And it’s Arsenal who our traders reckon are the most likely to secure his signature at 3/1, with Arsene Wenger likely to need a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who now looks set to depart this summer.

However, the north London outfit won’t secure Lacazette’s services without a fight, and they’re closely followed in the betting by Spanish giants Atletico Madrid at 7/2.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are the Premier League’s second-favourites at 11/2, with Tottenham priced at 6s – and the same odds on offer for a lucrative switch to the Chinese Super League.

However, the bookies think a move to homeland giants Paris Saint-Germain is unlikely, with 10/1 on offer for Lyon to let Les Parisiens poach their star man.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “Arsenal looks the most likely destination when Lacazette leaves Lyon, but the Gunners will face a fight from the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham – so we could be set for a serious bidding war.”

Next up for Arsenal is a trip to Anfield on Saturday, with 14/5 for the Gunners to enjoy victory.

We’ll learn who wins that battle this weekend, but the pair could be on course for a longer-term battle in the hunt to sign a certain prolific French hitman.

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Alexandre Lacazette – Next Club

Arsenal – 3/1

Atletico Madrid 7/2

Liverpool – 11/2

Tottenham – 6/1

Any Chinese Super League Club – 6/1

PSG – 10/1

West Ham – 10/1

Man United – 14/1

Chelsea – 16/1

Barcelona – 16/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.