Arsenal tipped to sacrifice in-form star to sign 22 -year-old

The Independent claims that Mikel Arteta will consider selling Alexandre Lacazette this summer in his bid to raise funds for the signing of Houssem Aouar.

The 22-year-old Frenchman has emerged as a top transfer target for Arsenal in this transfer window as Arteta looks to bolster his midfield ahead of the new season.

The Gunners have landed Gabriel Magalhaes, Willian and Dani Ceballos (on loan) this summer, but they are not done.

Thomas Partey and Aouar remain targets, but it seems that signing the Frenchman is more feasible for the Gunners now.

Arsenal is expected to offload some of their players to raise funds for the transfer and they are prepared to sell the likes of Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and even Hector Bellerin.

The report, however, adds that if Arsenal cannot sell the trio, they will consider selling Lacazette.

The Frenchman has been in fine form for the Gunners this season, scoring in his first two Premier League games so far.

He is still sharing the striker position in the team with Eddie Nketiah who has also been in fine form.

Nketiah is on a run of two goals from as many games and Arteta seems to trust the young Englishman.

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22 Comments

  1. GunneRay says:

    I think if the article if based on fact and, indeed Arsenal would consider selling Laca, then they must have a complete understanding of the problems they have in midfield with a commitment to fixing them. Selling Laca would have to be a hard decision to make but ultimately a much needed one?

    Our dilemma is obvious though. We have so many players who are simply not attractive enough to sell. Which, is now highlighting the poor decisions the club have made when bringing in new players over the last five years or so!

    1. ACE says:

      GR,

      Any of these make your list?

      Mustafi over VVD

      Xhaka over Kante

      Socratis over Soyuncu

      Torreria over Bennacer

      Lucas Perez over ANYBODY

      Can u imagine an Arsenal starting 11
      over the past few years with Bennacer,
      Kante, VVD and Soyuncu?

      SMMFH over and over and over
      again

      *As far as the article is concerned
      AFC need to make a decision on
      Lacas future sooner then later. I
      would hate to see him leave but
      understand if the club isnt willing
      to improve the terms of his next
      contract and decide to move him
      on this window.

      1. GunneRay says:

        Arsenal as a club have made some massive mistakes. It’s clear. As far as I’m concerned they should just fully support MA on what he feels they need. As it is, he’s managed to get the team to believe again but he need to get them to perform (individually). MA is finding out who can and can’t already but is helpless. If he can’t sell, he can’t buy. Laca has a good value and is attractive I suppose. It’s a shame that we may have to sell the players we would ideally like to keep. Just because the Kronke family don’t/want to invest more than they need to?!

        MA is handicapped by the decisions that were made years ago which is why it is going to take years for him to rebuild. Especially if he has to sell his best players to buy good players!

    2. Val says:

      I agree with you, i would also say that bringing UE in and the form he had us in before he was sacked hasn’t helped out in retaining player value due to the team being in dire form before MA picked up the reigns.
      I said it at the start of the window that if an offer came in for Laca it will have to be seriously considered, even though he is playing well with 2 goals in 2 games, yes it would be a shame if we sold him because his work rate and hold up play are very good, even if his goal scoring can be inconsistent.
      We have enough forward players to really consider his sale so we can actually strengthen the midfield area.
      It will definitely be a tough call

    3. Kenya 001 says:

      That will leave us with only nketiah as the only striker for the season! You can’t strengthen one area by weakening the other.. laca must stay in my opinion. Get partey miss Aouar if it means selling laca.

  2. Akonteh Andrew says:

    Whatever it costs Arsenal, putting aside emotions, to bring in Partey and Ouar the Coach and Edu should do it to enhance the Arteta New Arsenal plan.If not the evolution will be half baked

  3. IamKent says:

    If we sell Laca, anything less than 40 million shouldn’t be considered. But I hope he is staying, nelson and nketiah are still unproven and we need goals from more than just Auba. I think Laca will score at least 15 this year under Arteta.

  4. Peter S. Sumo says:

    Arsenal don’t sell Laca ok. That will be serious problem on Arsenal’s..

  5. Sean M says:

    Won’t happen. Player is happy and manager is happy with the player. Unless the accountant is hiding a pot of cash, we’ll only be getting one of Partey and Aouar. My money’s on the former.

  6. Dut Samuel says:

    Selling Laca is gambling when we see the front players Laca is massively controlling the ball for others wingers to open and score the goal
    For me, Nktia should go,plus two defenders(Mustafi and Sokratis )

  7. James says:

    It will be better option for Arsenal to live Laca in the Team…. Laca is a good player in Arsenal Team

  8. Sean says:

    Sell Laca… not a chance. Weakens our team and not one player does the work he does holding the ball up and he has stepped up his work rate off the ball with pressing harder.

    Keep our best players. He will not be leaving unless a silly offer comes in which it wont! Juve got Morata, Atletico cant afford him and I’m not sure which other clubs are interested but I see him starting & starting every game.

    Matteo can at least get £20m, Torreria for £25m, Martinez already got us £17m plus Papa for £4m. Possibly Mustafi also could be heading for £15m or so.

    We need to get rid then sign the players when we have it all signed & wrapped up to afford it without leaving the club in debt. Ozil walks away on June so that’s a massive plus to get him outta the club, money wise

    Come the last week of the window every club will be looking for bargains, be patient gunners.

  9. Olushorlar says:

    Kroenke should please borrow us 50 million and we will return it…

  10. Christine okoth says:

    Sorry to ask this,where is the arsenal budget this season rather than telling us sell this sell this

  11. Grandad says:

    A non starter based on flawed logic which suggests we should sell first team picks because we cannot sell fringe players?It will not happen,of that I am sure.

  12. Nick Gooner says:

    Laca won’t be sold. He is still part of the game plan for MA. I do agree that he needs to raise cash by selling as he has No support from kronke. And rightly said — we need to have patience. Let’s hope the mess of the past can be sorted out with careful and intelligent planning this time. We definitely need midfield strengthening.

  13. KATLEGO DAVID says:

    No ways.. ARSENAL shouldn’t do that😪 The guy has made a good partnership with the Aubameyang which makes them fearful and Alexander is a great leader❤❤

  14. P Moodley says:

    Most of the news and sites are like a bulls horns, a point here, a point there and a whole lot of bull in the center

  15. Amusan says:

    Laca should stay,he’s contributing to the team always and he’s happy in the team….. (Sell torreira,sokratis,mustafi,guedouci and ozil is leaving by june)
    So MA and EDU should well know that we need Aouar ,He’s just 22 and can replace ozil, is more important than partey. and mohaned Enelny shld be giving chance too

  16. Joseph says:

    Laca selfish doesn’t want to share or asist auba

  17. TL Tan says:

    Beg, steal or borrow to buy but please keep Laca…

  18. ozziegunner says:

    Bollocks! On what basis is Lacazette selfish?

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