Arsenal’s plan for life without Alexandre Lacazette revealed

Arsenal faces an interesting summer with so many players looking unfit for the team and Mikel Arteta facing a lack of funds to sign players when the transfer window reopens.

The Gunners had been in fine form before the suspension of football, but their return to competitive action has been anything but pleasant as they have suffered two losses in as many games.

One player who hasn’t really kicked on under Mikel Arteta is Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman has been an important player for the Gunners in recent seasons and he has been relied upon to help reduce the goal-scoring burden on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

However, Arteta hasn’t been convinced of his suitability to his system and the Spaniard has been alternating him with Eddie Nketiah.

Lacazette has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer. One team that has been linked with a move for him is Atletico Madrid (The Sun).

The Athletic is claiming that if the Gunners eventually cash in on him, they wouldn’t necessarily move to sign a replacement.

This is because Nketiah has impressed Arteta enough to earn the Spaniard’s trust and he would instead be giving the chance to fill in for Lacazette.

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6 Comments

  1. Daniel V says:

    God help us if we have to rely on nketiah

  2. Geoff says:

    Swap for Partey would be ideal,plus a cash adjustment if necessary. It should be within Arsenal’s meagre transfer budget,especially as he seems willing to go.

    1. GunnerJack says:

      Well Geoff – it would seem that someone has to go. Laca, Auba, Nketiah, Martinelli can’t all play in the same position!

  3. RSH says:

    Good. Sell, sell sell as soon as possible. We need to get serious players, not uncommitted ones. Lacazette isn’t good enough. So much hope for him, but would honestly take Giroud back if I could. It’s no wonder Dechamps did not want Laca in his France squad.

    1. Loose Cannon says:

      True, we now realize the value Giroud brought to our team.He is definitely a non starter for me but an impact sub. Just what he did to Aston Villa, he could be banging goals for us for that elusive victory. Very stupid to let him go. He was not very skilled, but made up with his passion, determination and team work. Getting Laca was not a mistake, not letting him go last summer was one.Hope he moves and we sign Partey or Gueye. But the question remains, has Mikel done enough to coach Eddie to be a regular EPL starter? If he could not find space in the Leeds team, is he a guaranteed starter for us next season?Or has Mikel lowered the bar once again?Or cannot we find a good decent player for 25-35M? Or are we compromising quality to save some Pounds? Which may backfire next season once we reach relegation level? Some tough questions those in command at AFC need to answer, Mikel included.

      1. Jalloh mamadu yayah says:

        Arsenal why always sell before bring in other players?
        as arsenal fan am totally desapointed but still remain

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