Alexandre Lacazette being lined up for a Ligue 1 return

Alexandre Lacazette is likely to return to Olympique Lyon at the end of this season as a free agent.

The Frenchman will be out of a contract at Arsenal in the summer and it seems he would not be offered an extension by the Gunners.

He has become the club’s main attacker after the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

L’Equipe claims the French club contemplated signing him in the January transfer window, but they decided against it after it became obvious he simply cannot leave the Emirates now.

They have now started the groundwork to sign the attacker whom they groomed before selling to Arsenal for £53million in 2017, for free.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Lacazette has never been the most prolific of strikers, and he cannot deliver the goals that we need from now on.

He has been a dutiful servant to the club, but we need an attacker that can score as many as 20 league goals per season.

Lacazette cannot do that, so all we can do is to wish him the best of luck when he leaves the club.

For now, we can only hope he would hit top form and score enough goals to lead us back into Europe.

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6 Comments

  1. Laca may get a 3 year contract from Lyon but he’s gonna have to half his current weekly wages.

    Perhaps he will accept a one year extension from Arsenal one the same money he’s on?

    We need to 2 strikers next season.

  2. We can find a better option as a backup striker. Laca is far too expensive for the 3 goals he has contributed to the club this season.

    I am aware of all he does for the club, but strikers need to score goals, and for his weekly wages he isn’t delivering. In fact, he has not lived up to the hype since he arrived. It happens, PL is the toughest league and can turn supposedly great players into average ones.

  3. Good luck to him.
    No doubt Edu and Arteta will take all summer to sign a striker and it will still be an end of window panic buy…

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