I think most of us have come to the conclusion that Alexandre Lacazette will be leaving Arsenal in the summer, while a January exit for him appears the next most likely scenario, but maybe neither will prove to be true.
The Frenchman has been key in our return to form after a rocky start to the season, and while it is always his goals which are making the difference, his importance shouldn’t be underestimated.
I understand that fans believe his exit will mean that the club will splash the cash on a replacement, a new superstar who can challenge for top goalscorer in the division, and with that in mind, maybe it should be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who should make way to leave room for a new addition.
The Gabon international has been better this season, but we mustn’t forget that he isn’t getting any younger, nor are we likely to be able to cash-in on him once his age starts to show more.
The fact also remains that Auba’s contract is on the extortionate side, a wage we could potentially pay a top star who could give the kind of output that we used to come to expect from the 32 year-old.
With Arsenal playing with two strikers at present, Laca is proving that he can play as the ideal partner for an out-and-out goalscorer, and his presence in the team could potentially be an attractive prospect for a goal-poacher.
Do you believe that Auba is still irreplaceable at Arsenal? Would you be disappointed to see Laca sign a new deal?