Arsenal tipped to replace Lacazette with one of two potential free transfers

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is into the final 12 months of his current contract and looks likely to leave the club before next season.

The Frenchman has failed to live up to the transfer fee paid for him back in the summer of 2018, although he cannot be described as a complete flop.

A change looks almost certain however, with no sign that a new deal is on the table, with some reports claiming we may even look to cash-in in January.

His exit will no doubt leave a gap in the squad which will need filling, and Fichajes has claimed that we are considering a move for two strikers who are also into the final year of their respective playing deals also.

The first is currently out injured having suffered a bruised fibula back in August in Andrea Belotti. The Torino striker has at least 10 goals in each of the last six Serie A seasons despite not playing for what would be considered a top side, and was claimed to have been the subject of an offer from our club previously also as reported by SkySports.

We are also linked with a move for 34 year-old Eren Zahavi, who is currently setting the Dutch division alight with PSV, scoring 29 goals since joining in the summer of 2020.

Zahavi’s age has to make him an unlikely addition, especially knowing that there is no guarantee that he will settle into the Premier League straight away.

Would Belotti or Zahavi suit the way we are trying to play at present?

Patrick

Tags Andrea Belotti Eren Zahavi

8 Comments

  1. Uwot? says:

    Don’t want either of them.One too old.The other overrated & wotn leave Italy.V.few do.so a waste of time ,effort & money.Next ideas please.

  2. J4C says:

    Am telling u. Ur right, man. We need some young and good like Osimhen.

  3. Muhammad abba says:

    Arsenal deserve striker and midfielder

  4. Christopher Loum says:

    It makes nonsense to let go of a striker 30years old and bring in a 43years old striker but atleast Balotti

  5. Koma says:

    Please state the number of appearances that Brlotti scored 10 goals. How can you replace Lacazette with someone who’s scoring 10 goals in a season? This is an insult to Lacazette

    1. Julius says:

      In the last 6 seasons, Belotti has 105 goals in 228 games, or 0.461 goals per game.

      In the last 4 seasons (Laca’s time in the Premier League Premier League), he has 65 goals in 170 games, or 0.382 goals per game.

      If you want to compare them over the same time period, Belotti has 65 in 154 games, or 0.422 goals per game.

      If you only want to look at league games over the last 4 years, Belotti is 0.005 goals behind Laca, but if you look at all league goals in a top 4 league, (Laca 4 seasons compared to Belotti’s 6 seasons), Belotti is 0.04 goals ahead.

      Lacazette is a very gifted footballer, and I’d hope that we’d replace him with someone who is a genuine step up – but a three-year younger Belotti is hardly an insult to Lacazette. Laca’s best league season was 14 goals, which Belotti has bettered 3 times with 15, 16 and 26, while playing for a small club.

  6. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    Belotti makes some sense, playing in a good league, right age, Italy international, scoring for a non-top club 10+ goals, his work rate is great.
    With that said, I am not sure, he is the best option, but if he comes for free, it makes sense, since club already invested a lot and MA does not seem to tryst the youngesters enough to give them a run if games, like he did with Eddie especially his position is on the line.

    The other player makes absolutely no sense at all, if you are looking for any free player, sign Andy Carol, homegrown, at least he knows the league, 2 years younger and tall!

  7. Davi says:

    No, with Auba not looking great (he should really be the one we offload, not Laca on recent evidence), we really need a big signing up front. Someone who can lead the line and score goals consistently. Belotti doesn’t meet the level we need and the other guy could be nothing more than a quick fix for a season, and likely a backup player at that.
    In terms of squad makeup, this is the big thing we’re really missing imo.

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