Former Premier League star Carlton Palmer believes that Patrick Vieira’s connection with Arsenal could see them sign Alexandre Lacazette in the summer, although he accepts that a deal is unlikely.
Lacazette will be available on a free transfer in the summer if he does not commit his future to the Gunners.
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Vieira, of course, is an Arsenal legend and could well look to lean on his connections with the club in order to strike a deal with his countryman.
As a result, Palmer doubts that a deal will be possible for the club but he has refused to rule it out given the man in the dugout at Selhurst Park.
He said: “It’s always a possibility because of Patrick Vieira’s connection to Arsenal but on the money that he’s being paid and the money that Crystal Palace pay, and the money they will be offered, I think that’s an unlikely scenario but you never know.”