Arsenal prepares for Lacazette’s departure

Arsenal is prepared to sell Alexandre Lacazette this summer, even though the striker has been in fine form recently.

Lacazette joined the Gunners from Lyon in 2017 and has remained one of their most important players.

He has been a regular in the team in recent weeks as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struggles with poor form.

The Frenchman will enter the final year of his current Arsenal deal in the summer and the Gunners need to decide if they want to keep him or sell him.

Several teams want him as he continues to impress and 90mins says the Gunners are open to cashing in on him.

They face the prospect of giving another long-term deal to a player that is over 30 and that hasn’t gone down well for them with Mesut Ozil and Aubameyang so far.

The report says the money made from his sale would go a long way in helping the Gunners rebuild their team in the summer.

However, they face the prospect of earning a small fee considering that he can leave for nothing in 2022 if he doesn’t sign a new deal.

Lacazette has 13 goals and 3 assists from 35 competitive matches this season.

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  1. CorporateMan says:

    Laca, Elneny, Luiz out to make way for younger, hungrier players in this club please.

  2. Jeff mitala says:

    Luiz is the only senior player showing the right picture to the young guns so he should be given a contract extension.

  3. vieralyn says:

    It seems you forget our bird flipping former captain on your list…I’m sure it was just an honest mistake

  4. Hashim says:

    I think Lacazette and Nketiah will both be sold. They are not really prolific in front of goal. With Balogun heading for the exit as well, selling both the above should give them enough cash to make a move for Eduoard or Patson Daka

    1. ozziegunner says:

      But Balogun is supposedly not leaving.

  5. Goonster says:

    I have always rated Laca above Auba but if we are to get a good transfer fee for him in the summer then I am open to parting ways.

    The question is, what other striker is out there that will be willing to move to Arsenal and how much will they cost on top of the wages?

  6. Mother leopard says:

    Can we please try to sign Andre Silva!

  7. Robert muange says:

    Let’s sell Auba is very lazy we have young boys who can do better

  8. Laud Letsa says:

    I think Arsenal have to look at young guys rather than giving contract extension to aged players. Arteta is not making good use of hungry Martinelli and it baffles me.

    1. Rashid80 says:

      Unfortunately this mistreatment might cause martinelli to lose his hunger… I really don’t know how we gave arteta this job.. He’s all talk but no walk

      1. ahmad73 says:

        Spot on. Arteta is a BS artist indeed!

  9. Mogunna says:

    What else can we do? Let him go free or who knows, Arteta may want to keep him as this season when we all felt opposit. He played 5 last good games, and he became 1 to keep.

    We did have opportunities to sell him 2 years ago for 60M, last season for 45.

    A year left, in his contract; free in January…Sounds so familiar…

    The big question, will he be extended on the buzzer, at end of season?

    If we win EL and he performs well; Arteta stays. Extends him?

    That’s a good one..

    I have a feeling that we are going to smash every teams, not loseva game til end of season…

    Gladly extend him then:)

    1. Stewart Macintosh says:

      wasn’t sure if you were joking or not at the end but I hope you are right about our smashing ending. My fear is it will be a smashed ending 🙂

  10. Sekitya says:

    Sell him and find the purchase of grealish.. plus give Villa willock as a boost of the purchase. Kev and Sue Tell edu to sell Pepe to palace and fund the purchase of zaha.. I can also dream of duvan Zapata…..or we try a cheaper Eduardo if we sell guendouzi..

    1. Stewart Macintosh says:

      Why would they sell him? And why would he come to Arsenal right now?

      We are going to have to get a lot better at spotting emerging talent for the next while as, baring a great European escape, we don’t offer much to top flight players.

  11. Grandad says:

    While he is still a good footballer, the time is right to move him on to a Club with whom we can arrange some sort of swap deal.I say this because there are very few Clubs who have the financial resources to buy players at the present time, and perhaps the next year or two.

  12. guy says:

    Reading some of the comments on here makes me dispair. Please try to be realistic, my friends. Any money for Laca will be a drop in the ocean towards buying the types of players you are hoping to buy. Auba and Pepe will both, like Ozil, sit on their huge salaries and watch from the stands rather than take a pay cut to leave, and we certainly wouldn’t be offered much anyway, as we won’t for any of the players we actually WANT to sell.

    1. Stewart Macintosh says:

      Too bad we can’t tank for a draft pick…

  13. Stewart Macintosh says:

    Think that they might be picking the wrong striker to move on….

  14. Grandad says:

    I hear what you say Stewart and you may well be right.However the prospects of us moving on Auba must be negligible given the absurd terms of his contract, whereas Lacazette, is a more complete player and a more sellable commodity.

  15. Ackshay says:

    We have completely flopped at analysing the best time to sell a good player which is the complete opposite of liverpool like Ozil, alexis, ramsey. Hell we even screwed up with unwanted players like mustafi, xhaka, mkhitaryan.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Poor financial and player asset management rife within this Club.

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