Lyon and Barcelona are claimed to be ready to move to sign Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal on a free transfer this summer.
The Frenchman is into the final months of his current deal in north London, and could well be on the move for nothing come the close-season.
Laca is currently operating as our first-choice option in the striker role however, as well as being trusted to lead our side as club captain following the debacle surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang which saw him stripped of the armband late into 2021.
Depite the prominent role in the side, Lacazette remains on course to leave for nothing however, unless an agreement can be found before the end of the season, and two clubs are now said to be eyeing his potential signature.
One of the options is to play alongside his former team-mate Auba at Barcelona, with new manager Xavi claimed to have shown a liking for Premier League stars, with Adama Traore and Ferran Torres also having transferred to the Camp Nou in the winter, while he could well consider a return to his former club in Lyon also, CaughtOffside cites Sport in reporting.
I really cannot figure out if the club has any intention to extend his playing contract at the Emirates or not. The fact that the manager seems coy on the situation tells me that he would quite happily see Laca go, but his performances since the departure of Auba cannot be discounted either. It’s a tricky one, but I would hope that Alex would stay on and challenge a new signing going into the new term, which would also allow a settling in period for our new arrival.
Do you think Laca is more likely to stay or go this summer?
He will stay on an increase salary for one plus one year option.
I think and I hope he will stay and Arsenal gives him an extended contract. For those fans who always criticise Laca, the article is enough proof of what Laca can offer to the team he is playing for. If he was not rated highly, top Clubs in Europe would not have come for his signature. After Auba’s departure, it is Laca who has been in the forefront of most Arsenal attacks, creating chances, holding off defenders, creating space and expressing leadership qualities on and off the field and has contributed largely to take Arsenal to the position it is currently in, specifically top 4.
I hope and believe that LACA WILL BE LET GO this summer , on a free in necessary. It is imperative that we have someone else far better by next season.
I do not understnd this fan love in with a fast fading non striker who does try hard but is clearly struggling to keep up with all the younger players around him. He is a weak link and will leave, IMO.
It shows a lack of ambition and lack of belief in a needed huge improvement to think that staying with Laca is good enough.
Like with so many of our former players, now thankfully in the past rather than the present , he is being stupidly overhyped by certain Gooners.
Point of correction,he is not a weak link neither is he overhyped cos he has been part of most goals scored of recent his one and only flaw is his goal tally which barely matters as long as the team keeps getting results.i will love to have him around beyond summer and if he flops he’ll make do with a place on the bench,it’s not as if you have a share in his goal allowance,why the fuss?