Arsenal man will want a long-term deal reckons Kevin Campbell

Kevin Campbell claims Alexandre Lacazette will not want a short-term contract to extend his deal at Arsenal.

The Frenchman will be out of contract at the end of this season and he has been an important player for the club recently.

Arsenal has made him their stand-in captain until the end of the season, but he has not been offered a new deal by the club.

The former Lyon man remains a key part of Mikel Arteta’s squad and his fine performances in recent weeks have brought about calls for him to be retained.

Considering their experience with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal might not want to hand him more than a one-year deal.

However, former Gunners, Campbell believes he would turn down a short-term deal.

He tells Football Insider: “Lacazette is going to want a long-term contract. He is getting to that age. I have been there and it is about security.

“Nobody could question his commitment and love for the club. His contract is up at the end of the season and he is putting in 100 per cent every game which is brilliant to see.”

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Lacazette has been one of the finest players in our books in recent seasons and he has done well as a replacement for Aubameyang in the starting XI and as the club’s leader.

However, we have been unlucky with offering 30+ players new long-term deals and we need to learn from our previous experiences.

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5 Comments

  1. AL is certainly showing professional pride, but I’m against the idea of this being sufficient for him to expect a bumper pay rise or more than 2 yrs at most on his contract

    The cock up that was Willian’s deal springs to mind as a horror we shouldn’t be repeating

  2. he should accept a wage cut for such a deal if it has to be long term.
    But we really need a younger striker right now so that he could fit in our long-term plans while growing in value. Learning how to let go the older ones is important. It’s not like he is really scoring goals like a certain Lewandowski

  3. He doesn’t score enough as a striker, sorry to say. Midfielders should be transitioning play to the attackers, not Laca dropping back to build up play.
    It’s more the system that requires Laca to drop so deep out of necessity.

    We need goals from the strikers, and I don’t think Laca is the answer. Productivity doesn’t match the wages, and on the wrong side of 30 in terms of improvement in play.

    I appreciate what he gives to the club, and his professionalism in the last 6 months of his contract. But I don’t seem his as a solution for the club going forward.

  4. Lets cut to the chase! Laca clearly gives his all and is popular among the players and also some fans. But he is 30, does not score goals, makes hardly any either and does not play in a central striker position. He lacks pace big time, is useless in the air and is physically ineffective. He is not worth keeping at all, after this season, let alone extending his contract!

    Essentially, all he has is heart and a love for the club. I have those things too but do not expect, to be receiving a contract, let alone a contract extension and earning huge wages.
    He needs to be let go, without doubt, this summer!!

    1. I agree Jon. It is largely an emotional response to keep Laca after this Summer. We need goals from a striker, not sentimental attachments to prolong their time at the club.

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