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‘Hell no’, ‘Hard pass’: These Arsenal fans react as £46.5m player reportedly eyed

Arsenal fans have been reacting to reports that Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette this month.

According to Marca, the Spanish giants are considering the Frenchman in case their pursuit of Edinson Cavani amounts to nothing.

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Atleti, who have been linked with Lacazette before, could offer Thomas Lemar as a sweetener.

The winger has recently been linked with the Gunners, as well as Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

PSG ace Cavani is out of contract at the end of the season, meaning there wouldn’t be any issues for Atletico in terms of his transfer fee.

But wages could potentially be a problem, and Lacazette is supposedly the Plan B should they fail to land the Uruguayan.

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Lacazette has been with Arsenal since the summer of 2017 following a £46.5 million transfer from Lyon (BBC Sport).

So far he’s made 107 appearances for the club and scored 42 goals, with six of those coming in the 2019/29 season.

Arsenal fans react

Many Arsenal fans on social media reacted negatively to the swap deal report, with several against any departure for Lacazette and some simply just not keen on Lemar:

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