Lacazette could force Arsenal into transfer U-turn

Alexandre Lacazette has been tipped to leave Arsenal this season, but The Telegraph reports that his current form may prompt the Gunners to keep him.

The Frenchman is one of the older players in the current Arsenal team and they haven’t had much luck in giving deals to players who are over 30 recently.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was in a blistering form in the last two seasons and earned a new big-money deal at the start of this campaign.

However, he hasn’t been in his best form this season and Lacazette has taken over the goal-scoring responsibilities very well.

The Frenchman has 15 goals in all competitions so far and scored a brace in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Sheffield United the last time out.

The Telegraph also states that Arsenal has recently been linked with a move for Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard, who could cost around £15 million to £20m.

But they would need to sell one of their current options before they can bring in the former PSG teenager.

The same report also says they wanted a fee in the same region for Lacazette, but his current fine form has forced them to consider giving him a new deal.

His goals have been important to Arsenal’s season and they will need some when they face Slavia Prague in the Europa League this week.

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11 Comments

  1. Declan says:

    No one knows if Arsenal were thinking of selling Laca, so perhaps it’s the media who will have to make a transfer rumour U turn !

    1. Jo-Gunz says:

      Excellent @Declan

  2. Chapo says:

    I don’t care if this news is true or not. Just don’t give him a new deal, sell sell sell, took like forever to get to 50 goals. Damn, even Giroud gave us a better return for money.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      How many centre forwards, playing for mid table clubs have scored 15 goals this season? How many have made the younger players around them better?
      Right through his career at Arsenal, Lacazette has been in and out of the first team, even being benched when in a run of form scoring goals. His goals to minutes played ratio is quite good.

  3. Yossarian says:

    Maybe the solution with older players over 30 should be shorter contracts EG. Just 1 year if on mega-bucks, or 2 years on moderate wages. Otherwise leave if they want a massive wage & 3+, year contract to start taking it easy.

  4. Wyoming says:

    Agree with Yossarian we must start paying realistic salaries.
    7mill max transfer fee.
    Only short contracts 2 season max
    20k p/w base salary win bonus of 30k. 500k bonus for a Carabao cup win.
    A 1m bonus for an FA Cup win.
    2mill bonus for a PL win.

    1. ken1945 says:

      With that kind of renumeration package Wyoming, what kind of players would you possibly attract and how would we have any chance of being in a position to contemplate said players getting even a sniff at collecting any bonuses?

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Exactly right, ken the problem is one of judgement; the Club attracting and keeping the right players at the right price.
        Imagine trying to keep a player of Dennis Bergkamp’s calibre after he turned 30 on 1 year contract (as they did) with the equivalent wage of £20,000 per week. He would have left, with another club snapping him up and Arsenal would have lost 6 years of Bergkamp. Other exceptional players like Henri and Viera left because of these conditions.

    2. guy says:

      Lol Wy – not even sure I’d sign for that package

  5. John abila says:

    Let him go

  6. RSH says:

    No. Learn when to sell a player when they still have value. My goodness. Let Lacazette move on…

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