Aulas confirmed Arsenal’s bid for the forward , who scored 28 goals in the Ligue 1 for Lyon.
Arsenal made the move for Lacazette, after his move to Atletico Madrid fell through. However, he has always stated he wants to play for a club in the UCL.
“Alexandre Lacazette was told he could leave,” Aulas said. “We had negotiations with Atletico. Things did not work out. We now have a very nice offer from Arsenal. But for us he will not leave.”