Revealed: Lacazette Snubbed Manchester United For Arsenal

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates.

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As far as sources go, few can match the unparalleled record of renowned Arsenal ‘In The Know’ Twitter user Pablo, who recently took to the microblogging site to drop the latest piece of information backed by reliable sources.

The account claims that Arsenal’s marquee signing Alexandre Lacazette rejected interest from Premier League giants Manchester United to join the ranks of the Gunners instead.

The 26-year-old French striker joined Arsenal for a club record fee of £48 million from Ligue 1 side Lyon. Due to extra clauses and performance based bonus payments, the fee could rise to as high as £52 million.

Furthermore, the tweet went on to poke fun of Manchester United’s forward signing Romelu Lukaku, likening the Belgian to a £90 million donkey.

Both the forwards made their debuts over the weekend, with the Frenchman starting for Arsenal in their FA Community Shield victory over Chelsea.

Lukaku, on the other hand, found the net in Macedonia during the Red Devils’ encounter with Real Madrid. The effort, however, proved lackluster, as it couldn’t stop the Spanish side from lifting the UEFA Super Cup yet again.

The former showed a promising start and will without a doubt be a prominent part of Arsenal’s effort to secure the Premier League crown. The clinical abilities of the striker translated into 129 goals scored in 275 appearances for the French side.

Manchester United officials reportedly held a meeting with the forward’s agent prior to his transfer. However, the Portuguese boss’ subordinates reported lack of faith in the forward’s ability to play at the highest level, and that, in turn, solidified Lacazette’s decision to head to the London club instead.

With opening day lying just around the corner, the striker’s performance will be on show. It remains to be seen how he shall fare against the English defense, and the players of Leicester City are as good a place to start as any.

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Written by Naveen Kelvin  

A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.


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