Arsenal transfer target Alexandre Lacazette has admitted he could leave Lyon during the current transfer window, provided the French club receive an acceptable offer. The 25-year-old striker is wanted by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and was recently the subject of a €35m (£30.3m, $39.1m) approach from the North London club.
Lacazette netted a hat-trick for Lyon in their 3-0 win over Nancy on the opening weekend of the new Ligue 1 season. After the game, the in-demand striker conceded he would happily move this summer if the right offer presented itself.
"If there are offers that can't be refused, I'd like to not refuse them," the Arsenal target told French TV show Canal Football Club. "But I'm very comfortable at Lyon. The proof was there today that I was in the right state of mind. I scored three goals – I'm pleased. With my teammates, everything is going well. So for me all is well."
Wenger, meanwhile, recently admitted he was eager to sign a new centre-forward, but said competition for top players is proving to be incredibly fierce. "We are still on the market at the front and the back. Unfortunately we are not alone," the Arsenal boss said, according to Sky Sports.
"I buy players that I feel can strengthen our team. Today, you have to be very strong inside the club when you are responsible, not to just buy to buy.
"There is always a wave of opinions, and people are better informed today than all the players. They always tell you to buy but when you ask who to buy, they become much shorter, because if you look at the market in Europe there is a lot of money available, but not many players that really strengthen the teams."