Arsenal turned down offer to offload Frenchman in the summer

The last transfer window was a busy one for Arsenal as the Gunners sought to try and rebuild their team for their new manager.

Mikel Arteta had shown the club that he can achieve success even with some poor players, and they decided to back him with some decent acquisitions.

The Gunners are hopeful that the signing of the likes of Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes will be good enough to help them return to the top four at least.

But it wasn’t just incoming deals that Arsenal worked on in the last transfer window.

It has now been revealed that the Gunners also considered offers for some of their players, and one player that they considered an offer for was Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman has been at the club since 2017, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has emerged as the more important striker.

David Ornstein claims that AS Roma tempted Arsenal with an offer for the striker in the last transfer window, but they turned it down.

He tweeted: “Arsenal did receive a substantial offer towards the end of the transfer window just gone from Roma for Lacazette.

“It fell below their valuation for him & so he stayed put. I can’t imagine that situation would develop again in January.”   

Tags Alexandre Lacazette David Ornstein

2 Comments

  1. Phenom says:

    Arteta would have been killed if he sold Laca in the summer with our strikers not scoring.
    Laca stays and we are still not scoring.

    1. Shortboygooner says:

      Lacca is the problem. We would be scoring a few more with a decent striker aka auba. Lacca has scored 51 goals in 180 appearances. Shocking tbh

      Auba 119 appearances and 74 goals. The stats tell the story we cannot argue. I really really hope arteta shows a ruthless side.

      I know they said that he has been ruthless with ozil and guendozi. But tbh I just think with ozil there is more to it. And with guendozi I didnt really rate him but if arteta did I dont understand why less then a few months in you would get rid of a so called wonder kids. Someone who actually shows a bit of bite. You know we have all seen players like Roy Keane and viera etc who had “tempers” but this is what made them great. Even joey Barton was decent and as a good manager you make the choice best fir the team and manage the player. I just dint understand if because guendozi was a bit naughty you couldn’t manage him.

      Anyway enough arteta tangent. The point is lacca is not good enough and is partly to blame for the lac of goals. He could have influence atleast games recently where he has missed sitters

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