Arsenal decide on Lacazette’s ideal replacement

Alexandre Lacazette has just one year remaining on his current contract with Arsenal, and his future appears to be away from the club.

The Frenchman doesn’t appear to have any talks scheduled for a new deal, which surely leaves just one scenario, cash-in on the former Lyon striker and freshen things up with a new option up front.

Odsonne Edouard has strongly linked with a switch to the Emirates over the last 18 months, and he finally looks set to leave Celtic this summer, with just the one year remaining on his current terms also.

TheSun states that any offer from Arsenal would be depenent on what happens with Lacazette, and while we may not be able to command the biggest fee due to contract situation, he should still have plenty of admirers hoping to land him.

His departure should open the door for us to firm up our interest in his fellow Frenchman, with the DailyStar claiming he is now ‘top of the shopping list’.

I for one certainly hope these rumours are true, although in previous months it was Leicester claimed to be leading the chase, and I’m hoping their offer of European football paired with his previous working relationship with Brendan Rodgers will not work against us.

Am I alone in really wanting a fresh approach in attack? Does anyone doubt that Edouard is a future star in the making?

Patrick

Tags Alexandre Lacazette Odsonne Edouard

9 Comments

  1. Thierry VanBergkamp says:

    Édouard is a top plauer in the making, smashing all the records at France u21 level. He’s more than just a goalscoring striker, great strength, great header of a ball, chips in with assists, gold up the ball well and can link play in more of a false 9 role. In all honesty he’s much like Lacazette except younger and cheaper. Sadly I say this as a Rangers man, cuz I don’t see us going for Morelos (who I think is the superior player)

  2. Qutie says:

    We need an upgrade on Laca NOT someone like him or not better than him. We need some Tall, huge and strong as a striker.
    This Nigerian that plays in Belgian league score over 30+ goals, he ticks all the box of a perfect striker and his price tag in under 20million.

    1. Atangana says:

      I perfectly agree with you sir. Osdonne is not an upgrade on Laca.
      I will look at the Nigerian guy or better still Andre Silva of Frankfort or eve Patson Daka of Salsburg

    2. Hector Bellyring says:

      Paul Onuachu. 6foot 6inches. Gent striker with 42 goals in 60 games. Lethal in the air and surprisingly impressive technique for a giant. Not sure he’d hit the ground running, could take a while to adapt to the PL but if he does, and can replicate his Gent form, he could be amazing. Price is apparently £25m, whereas Edouard has been priced at £15m-£20m. I’d slightly prefer Onuachu but either could really offer us a fresh and ruthless approach in attack.

  3. tea says:

    Why not get kratos or Hercules if football is all power to you qutie.. lolz

    1. siamois says:

      I mean Aguero Salah Vardy ..are all giants aren’t they? as for the Nigerian player how many goals has he scored in previous seasons?where was he?gor all we know he could be a one season wonder!

  4. Cuppers says:

    Patson Dhaka,tall ,fast,hungry, finds the net regularly,get him now whilst he’s still affordable,

  5. Pco says:

    Tea I think Qutie is talking about a striker that can really hold the ball up and bring other players in. A striker that can score goals with his head. Someone that can win the ball against the likes of Dias, McGuire, Silva. Someone that’s not gonna be bullied by a defence.We need a striker that can score with his head and feet…

  6. MHR says:

    There are a few options available to Arsenal to look at if Lacazette is sold. Edouard is the one Arsenal keep getting linked with, Onuachu wants to come to Arsenal, there are Patson Daka and Andre Silva with good goal-scoring records this season. Arsenal must scour the market thoroughly and find the perfect fit. I wont mind a complete unknown with loads of potential to be purchased and unleashed in the PL as well, maybe someone from a smaller league such as Serbia, Austria, Holland, Belgium etc.

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