Ex Gunner urges Mikel Arteta to make this decision and secure La Liga midfielder

Ray Parlour has revealed that he believes Alexandre Lacazette is one asset that Arsenal can sell to fund moves for the likes of Thomas Partey.

Lacazette has attracted the attention of the likes of Juventus and Atletico Madrid recently and the Frenchman is likely to be sold.

This is because the Gunners have Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah coming through the ranks at the Emirates and both players can be trusted to help the Gunners with goals.

Ideally, Mikel Arteta will want to keep all his top players at the club for next season, but he also needs to sell so that he can sign his transfer targets.

The Gunners have been told that they will only be able to sign Partey if they pay his 45 million pounds release clause.

The Gunners are now looking to raise funds from the sale of the likes of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Hector Bellerin, but Parlour believes that they can cash in on Lacazette since they already have Eddie Nketiah coming through.

“Lacazette will be the one, the asset,” former Arsenal and England midfielder Parlour, who won three league titles and four FA Cups, told talkSPORT via Express Sports.

“You look at the assets they’ve got, there isn’t many really. They’ve got Aubameyang, but with him you’re not going to get as much as you’d like because, currently, he’s only got a year left on his contract.

“Probably the asset will be Lacazette. I know Juventus were interested in maybe buying him. Sometimes you have to lose a player to bring players in. You do need to freshen up the dressing room.

“I like Lacazette, he’s a decent player, but we have Eddie Nketiah and it’s all about whether he can step up now and improve as a centre-forward.

“That’s what Arteta will be looking at in training, ‘is he good enough to play week-in week-out as a striker?’

“Probably not at the moment, but he can improve and probably can do in a couple of years’ time.”

Tags Alexandre Lacazette Ray Parlour

8 Comments

  1. uche says:

    For arsenal to be successful next season is for arsenal to sell some prayers like lacazette to rise more money for a new prayers

  2. John Ibrahim says:

    a decision will be made but it may not be announce to the public

    deals be it a signing or departure takes time and not instantly

    One maybe able to sign or sell a player instantly in fifa20 or fantasy football but not in reality

  3. Adajim says:

    Seems a good option, its just funny we are yet to get any serious offer for any of our players so far, what are the chances, we will meet our target this summer? In this case where we need to recoup any money spent on recruitment through sale.
    What’s keeping the announcement of Gabriel? How can Chelsea sign Sar and thiago but Gabriel is yet to sign

    1. Sue says:

      Exactly, just what is the hold up??!!

    2. John Ibrahim says:

      Contracts and admin issues possibly……?

      perhaps some agreement with the selling club, agent or player…..

      In reality its different from Fifa20 where a signing can be made instantly

    3. Khadii says:

      Even Leeds have ended up signing 7players, with Rodrigo from Valencia who was linked just on Tuesday and announced today.
      Yet, it takes Arsenal ages to get deals done.
      Frustrating as the new season is around the corner.
      New players need to be blooded in to training with their new team mates.
      When will Arsenal ever learn?????

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Khadii, you are so right, for all the years the Arsenal have been in the top flight, their negotiation and contract administration team can’t even compete with newly promoted Leeds United, let alone Chelsea.
        Also the players Arsenal wants to divest itself of, no one wants to buy.

  4. Sue says:

    I hope things pick up soon. There has been interest in a fair few of our players… I just hope we don’t price some of them out of a move! Yeah I don’t want them given away for a pittance, but we can’t charge the earth either!
    Come on Arsenal, the clock is ticking…

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