Why do Lacazette and Aubemayang still have uncertain futures?

Arsenal are yet to agree new contracts with either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette, but are their Arsenal futures a concern?

The Gabonese striker has been ‘close’ to signing a new deal for a month now, according to a number of sources including the Telegraph, and while rumours of his exit have slowed, no contract has been announced.

The striker even told his Instagram followers (via TalkSPORT) that he had no contract to sign.

With less than 12 months on his current deal, there is no reason for us to be delaying on tying him down to extended terms, and we also need to sort the future of Lacazette out also, who has less than two years remaining on his respective deal.

Football.London claims that the French striker is set for crunch talks with Arteta in the coming days, following reports that the Spaniard is trying to offload him this summer.

Eddie Nketiah started the Community Shield win over Liverpool and could well have moved ahead of his counterpart ahead of the new season, but with Arteta favouring Aubameyang to play out wide, the England Under-21 wouldn’t be expected to become the club’s only central option should Laca be allowed to leave.

One player who has been linked with a potential move to replace our number 9 is Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard, who notched up 27 goals and 19 assists in all competitions last term, a tally he would no doubt have added to had Scottish football not been cut-short following the Coronavirus outbreak.

Our side will need to make a decision on Lacazette first however, and should they tell the striker that he is allowed to leave the club, they will need to find a suitable suitor in the next month, otherwise they will likely see his value plummet in coming windows as his remaining two years on his contract runs down.

I can’t see any reasonable reason why we would be delaying on a new deal for Aubameyang, and I don’t see why we don’t tell Laca that he can leave the club if that is the intention, as I’m sure he would be able to find himself a new club without issue.

Should Arsenal offer Lacazette a new deal? Is anybody concerned that we haven’t tied PEA down to a new deal yet?

Patrick

Tags Alexandre Lacazette Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

31 Comments

  1. Goonerboy says:

    Maybe Aubameyang is waiting to see who we bring in before he extends, I don’t think Lacazette has issues extending, we have not offered him a new deal from the look of things.

    1. Sue says:

      Laca is set for talks with Arteta… as for Auba, I really can’t believe we’ve still not heard owt regarding his extension… so bloody frustrating!

    2. Tomi A says:

      I strongly believe that the agreement not made public (sign quality players to give us a better chance & I’ll sign a contract extension)

  2. SueP says:

    Sean
    I definitely get the drift. Fair points

    1. patH says:

      While I am no admirer of Kroenke I don’t subscribe to the view that he has not put any money into the club. You seem like a fair minded person so perhaps I could point you to a very good analysis of AFC’s financial state and what Kroenke has recently done on the Arsenal Supporters Trust web site. As a retired (long ago) management accountant I found it very interesting.

      1. Sean Williams says:

        We are now. Not then. Not any other time. Getting caught in a conceptual gossip about whether Kroenke has put money into the the club is not the discussion. He could lend HIMSELF….Arsenal Football Club…..US, the money for Partey and Houssem Aouar and pay himself back whenever. He is sole owner. He lends to himself.

  3. Sean Williams says:

    Sadly we are getting close to game 1 of the EPL and what we have promised Aubameyang look a buch of lies. Our transfer window at the moment is a freebie, buying Mari and Cedric, and a young centre back. If I was Aubameyang I would think….lies, lies and more lies. There is a disease at Arsenal and it is called the Kroenke Disease. He won’t even lend the money to us (to himself….it’s his club/team) to buy Partey, we have to sell to buy. If Man City and Chelsea were run like that they would be pretty crap teams.

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      What lies? We are well equipped in all positions except for DM. We have new additions of Saliba, Gabriel, Willian, and Mari who is like a new signing.

    2. ozziegunner says:

      Sean, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment have just consolidated Arsenal’s Emirates debt and paid back all loans. I don’t like them as owners either, but unless you or someone you know has a spare £2 billion plus, we can’t change the ownership situation.
      My biggest problem with KS&E is the incompetents they employ on the Board and senior executive. Transfer business works at glacial pace; two Brazilians through Edu, one free and one £24 million, Sam Greenwood (great prospect) transferred out for £1 million, Aubameyang yet to sign and no one else in and out, inability to meet the buy out clause of the Club’s number one transfer target, with as you state Sean, less than a week to the first game Fulham away.
      Please remind me again how Arsenal left Highbury and took on debt to build the Emirates, so the Club could compete with not only the top EPL clubs, but the best in Europe. Look at what Wolves are doing and start worrying.

  4. vick says:

    pls Aouar

  5. S.J says:

    Krankie!!!! 😂😂😂 Krankie indeed..
    I so much dislike the fact that Kroenke is the man in charge of our beloved club.
    That man is never proactive when it comes to Arsenal. It’s just so sad that even as important we fans are to the club we really don’t have the power to kick him out cause we are in a Monetary world where the Elites have the final say.

  6. S.J says:

    I strongly believe that as a billionaire Kroenke is, he can fund us with the 100m pounds we need for the purchase of Partey and Aouar and it will not show as a huge loss to him.
    I so much dislike the way he rules our beloved club.

    1. Adajim says:

      And when that happens, who pay the wages , what if we could not sell off the deadwood, how do we pay off the huge wage bills we already have ?
      Are you aware player wages deductions is still on at arsenal, with more addition, how do we pay the players

      1. ozziegunner says:

        S. J, simple solution find someone, who has a spare £2 billion plus to buy the Club.
        Let’s face reality, learn serenity and try to change things that can be changed.

  7. Adajim says:

    Am baffled most people who ought to know best are having reaction such as the comments above.
    Negotiation is not just a simple job, especially for big players and as for our target, the club is working hard, in fact a 31.2m + Guedozi bid for Aourora is more than enough, if you ask me.
    As for lacca, I think he is one of the players seen as valuable assets to cover for Partey, which is why new contract is yet to be offered.
    Am of the opinion AUBA will stay.
    If you guys think it’s that easy to lay off unwanted players or sell off players to fund your transfer target, you can as well look at other top 6 teams, see how much business they have done so far?
    Or is arsenal the only team with deadwood?

    1. lcw says:

      Yes they are quick to advise KROENKI when and how to spend his money.
      Chances are Oba will be extended when we sell few players. I don’t mean to sound pessimistic but I don’t see us buying Partey or Aouar with straight cash. There must be players swap involved like many other teams are doing. Money is hard to come by and arsenal should wait till the last minute of the transfer window to act. Too many changes in one transfer window are not healthy regardless..

      1. Sean Williams says:

        Yes…..just like Man City or Chelsea are doing……

        1. lcw says:

          Yah keep comparing Arsenal to Man City or Chelsea and you will be disappointed.

          1. Sean Williams says:

            You are accepting the unacceptable…that we are a smaller club than Man City and Chelsea. Not nice at all.

    2. AndersS says:

      @adajim
      You are a voice of reason.

  8. CorporateMan says:

    I still believe things will turn out good by the end of the window. Let’s not forget what happened last year. None of us (certainly not me) believed we could fork out 72m quid for Pepe. But we did.
    Good thing is that there doesn’t seem to be a long line of clubs competing for Partey and Aouar. So let’s hope that Arsenal are really working on them. Having those two would make my dream.
    The club needs to support the manager fully because I think he has convinced even the doubters (which include me) that he has something to offer.

  9. Adajim says:

    Am sorry to say, some articles are pointless. We are all aware of arsenal peculiar situation, since Covid19 pandemic, players have been taking pay cuts, and yet we have brought in 2 additional player,
    Let’s assume Miki wages is replaced by Willian wage, what about Manghalese wages? If we sign AUBA now on 250k and initiate pay rise for lacca, how do we cope? Without any sale?

  10. Tuoyo Babayaro says:

    No disrespect but how can Arsenal justify Willian’s contract and drag their feet on Aubameyang? Bonkers

  11. AFCam says:

    i find it surprising that when the world is having a firesale of players we dont buy our targets.players values will get back to normal in a couple of years so surely it is called an investment. partey aside (he is worth that 45m for 4 years or so)there are plenty of young stars who will likely double + their cost when things get back to normal.Speculate to accumulate , and it is exactly now the rich clubs can make a killing in the market and we are continually near the top of the rich list or so we are told.
    If Auba has not signed by now , get rid.with the service a centre forward will get from our team laca or eddie , or even edouard will likely flourish.

  12. Vz says:

    What a market for Chelsea. They got all their major target for ~200mil what could have potentially caused them to spend 300 to 350 mil in normal market. We have to accept they have been king of transfer market for these few yrs n learn from them. It was so surprising why Arsenal didn’t go for Kai Havertz when they r in need for attacking midfielder. Last yr leverkuson not willing to sell him for over 100mil. It’s good to spend lot of money on world class player then collecting numbers of bang average player. It’s also sad no club wants Arsenal players unless they get for almost free. It shows how average collection of players we have made.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Chelsea did have a transfer ban, so had saved funds.

  13. RFrancis says:

    This is just another clear sign that we are far from being ready for the start of the season. Other signs include:
    1. uncertainty regarding our midfield targets
    2. the future of Guendozi and Ozil
    3. our choice for No 1 keeper is still to be made
    4. new players are yet to be assimilated.
    Even more concerning, we are set to face the likes of Leicester and Liverpool very early in the season, who will certainly be more than ready.

    1. Protiq says:

      1. don’t know. Seems that we only need a DM now as we have Ceballos
      2. Guendozi will be make weight for incoming player. Ozil is going to be rotated with Willian as no. 10. Finally a worthy opponent for Ozil to compete
      3. It seems Emi is going to be sold. Yes he is a good keeper but you cash out when they pay what you ask.
      4. It takes time to do that and other clubs will have same problem.

  14. Highbury Hero says:

    Our team was already good as it was and with the new additions we have become even better. Only one addition is enough and even if it doesn’t happen it’s not that necessary. If we can’t get Partey then Mikel has to work on Torreira. It might not have worked for him at Arsenal so far but he is a world class DM.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      HH, the table doesn’t lie. Arsenal finished eighth, with virtually the current squad, apart from Willan and two young CB:s fresh to the EPL.
      Yes, we can all hope that Mikel Arteta, having a full season with the players, will bring about improved results. However look at the transfer business of the competing Clubs above and around Arsenal, particularly Wolves, Everton and Leicester City. There is cause for concern, particularly given Brighton and Hove Albion did the double over Arsenal and the midfield was bullied in many games during the season.

  15. GameKali says:

    Auba’s issue is unsolvable, the amount his team is demanding is very high and Arsenal cannot afford currently. Auba is not happy with Ozil treatment by the board because of the amount he earns but he is a professional so according to sources he will be sold mid season because at the moment Arsenal board are afraid to tell the fans that Auba is not signing contract extension because of ozil treatment. Talk about being bitten in the ass

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