Arsenal unlikely to sell attacking duo after missing out on a replacement for them

Arsenal is less likely to sell Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in this transfer window after they missed out on Tammy Abraham.

Both strikers missed the league opener against Brentford because of illness and might miss the next game against Chelsea.

In their absence, Arsenal’s attack was led by Folarin Balogun as Eddie Nketiah is also injured.

Balogun struggled against the Bees, who ran out 2-0 winners in their first ever Premier League match.

However, he might still lead the attack in the next game if Aubameyang and Lacazette cannot recover in time to play.

The Sun says Arsenal had been hoping to cash in on both strikers with Lacazette already in the last year of his current deal while Aubameyang has struggled since he signed his current big-money contract last summer.

The Gunners had targeted former Chelsea man, Abraham as the ideal replacement with Mikel Arteta reportedly a fan of the boyhood Gunner.

However, Abraham has instead moved to Roma, where he will play under former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho.

The report claims a lack of alternative to replace them means Arsenal will keep Aubameyang and Lacazette.

Both players would have watched the Gunners struggle against Brentford and will be keen to become available for selection soon enough.

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  1. I read we never made an offer for Tammy, so we hardly missed out on a player most gooners didn’t want. I do think Auba will leave in this window though.

  2. Did we really target Abraham? Given the player’s preference for remaining in London, we should have been shooting at an open goal. Unless you make a bid/instigate negotiations for the player, it’s nothing but media talk.

    1. We spoke with his representatives and the only thing that didn’t happen was a formal bid, because we weren’t in a position too.

    2. Abraham spoke with a third party representative of Arsenal and Abraham wanted to join. Circumstances were that Arsenal were not in a position to move, TOO MANY STRIKERS.

  3. It’s getting clear that there is a problem between Auba and Arteta. It seems Auba can’t/won’t play for Arteta. That is becoming clear. I would rather we keep Auba at his cutting edge….than Arteta. Things are now coming to a head.

    1. We are desperate to move a striker on, Nketiah, auba, lacca, any or we cant move on for varying reasons. Its a really bad situation if we dont move one or more on.

  4. I can’t see either of them leaving. To get Laca on a free they need only to wait 10 months and who is going to buy Auba and match his £300-350k per week. Not to mention he’s past his best – chickens coming home to roost?

  5. If we move Laca, we must replace him with a quality senior striker or we’d have to rely on our rookies for 5 – 6 weeks while Auba et al are at the AFCON early next year
    I shudder at the prospect of that happening.

  6. Laca is more important to Arsenal than Auba. Auba seems to be disinterested and disturbed, something seems to have happened between him and Arteta. Anyway either Auba plays or leaves or Arteta is out. Something has got to happen.

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