Monday 18 December 2017

Arsenal’s potential attacking acronym for next season is literally hilarious

Not all the moves are completed yet, but it could give MSN or BBC a run for its money.

(John Walton/PA, Nigel French/PA and Adam Davy/PA)
(John Walton/PA, Nigel French/PA and Adam Davy/PA)

By Edd Dracott

Whether it’s BBC for Benzema, Bale and Ronaldo or MSN for Messi, Suarez and Neymar, there are some great acronyms for football teams’ attacking threat – but Arsenal’s potential creation for next season is something else.

With French striker Alexandre Lacazette expected to join for a club-record fee today, Arsenal fans have dared to dream that another man linked with the club – Leicester midfielder Riyadh Mahrez – will also complete a move.

Assuming Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez stay at the club – there’s only one acronym that’s springing to mind for the Gunners’ new attack…

Just in case you’re one of those unaware, LMAO is usually an acronym for “laughing my a*** off” – similar in meaning to LOL but with a bit more vigour.

Did manager Arsene Wenger know his targets would cause a laugh on social media?

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Don’t play coy Arsene.

For some fans though, the acronym of potent attackers spells danger for other teams next season.

Lacazette is expected to join the Gunners for a fee close to €50 million (£44m), according to the 26-year-old’s former club Lyon.

The Frenchman scored more than 20 goals in Ligue 1 in each of the past three seasons, including 28 in 30 games and 37 in all competitions last season.

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Lacazette has completed his medical with Arsenal (Nick Potts/EMPICS Sport)

Leicester winger Mahrez, also 26, has been heavily linked with the club in gossip columns, with Italian website Calcio Mercato suggesting a £35m deal could be concluded this week.

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