Opinion – Now is the best time for Arsenal to sell one of their biggest assets

Alexandre Lacazette has entered the final two years of his current deal at Arsenal and the Frenchman seems to have a decision to make.

The former Lyon man has been an important part of the Arsenal first team since he joined the Gunners and he has remained relevant even in Mikel Arteta’s team.

He, however, had to start sharing the striker role with Eddie Nketiah this year after Arteta decided that the Englishman can remain at the club instead of heading back out on loan.

Lacazette has been a subject of interest to some teams for a while now, but I suspect that Arteta will prefer to keep him as a core of his rebuild, which might not be a smart move in my opinion.

Arsenal has a wealth of talent in their attacking areas and if I were in charge, I would sell Lacazette now so that we can make some good money from his sale.

Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli represent the future for Arsenal and both players are ready to take over the mantle if the Gunners sell Lacazette.

The money we can make from his sale would be more than enough for us to sign our other summer targets like Thomas Partey (TalkSport), whom we need to strengthen our midfield.

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8 Comments

  1. Val says:

    I’ve said it all summer that i see him leaving, even if he goes and we don’t get in another striker, we are still pretty strong up top.
    He is bankable money and that is what we need to strengthen the MF and CB positions needed to compete

  2. frederick ANAFI says:

    ARSENAL NEEDS LACASETTE AS WE NEED EXPERIENCE STRIKERS FOR THE 4 COMPETITIONS IE EUROPA, PREMIERSHIP, FA, LEAGUE CUP, IF ARSENAL IS TO MAKE ANY IMPACT NEXT SEASON. tHE TWO YOUNGSTERS ARE GOOD BUT NONE OF THEM CAN REPLACE LACASETTE NOW. THEY NEED TIME TO GROW AND MATURE

  3. Trudeau says:

    While I wouldn’t be gutted if he was sold and the money reinvested in the midfield, my gut says it’s a year too early to expect either Nketiah or Martenelli to replace more than a fraction of what he offers.

    I think this one comes down to the player and whether he wants to stay.

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  4. JOEL says:

    It appears that othef sides aren’t altogether queueing up to buy him . There’s apparent interest from Juventus but only a player swap deal…and it doesn’t seem that Arsenal need or require any of those players being offered….In fact…it seems thag there’s been very little interest in any of the players who Arsenal are looking to shift…Hopefully this will soon change and in particular we might be able to get fees in for the likes of Mustafi,Sokratis ,Elneny and Guendouzi.Personally I feel that Torreira,Bellerin,Holding and Chambers should also be sold.Both Kolasinac and Mhikki given their ridiculous wages will presumably have to be given away for “Free”.

  5. RSH says:

    Yup, let’s get him sold and re-invest the money. This is how you are able to remake your squad. Lacazette is not as essential as people make him out to be. He’s been getting slower, hot and cold in front of goal, and is not consistent. We have Nketiah, Balogun, Martinelli and of course Auba who can all play up top. There also is not a shortage of strikers on the market. You’ve got to move on your non-essential players, especially the ones that actually have market value. Yesterday a lot of ppl were complaining about Gnabry. If we dont like that happening we have to create space for our youth. I think there is a real possibility Balogun stays if we sell Laca.

  6. Reggie says:

    People dont appreciate Lacca, if he leaves we have no other player that can stand up center backs and work the defence like he does. He is an excellent link man but this season his goal tally has been low, it may not be next season.

  7. gunnerforlife says:

    Laca has to stay with Arsenal for the work rate he does in holding up and also his defensive contributions have markedly improved as he has learnt to track back during opposition attacks. We can sell Guendouzi, Socrates, Holding, Elmony, Mhiki and if possible Ozil, to buy Partey and another CB. But Laca has essentially to be in the team, specially since Martinelli and Nketiah are still not fully ready to take up the mantle of a CF for maybe another season. And the idea of playing Auba as a CF is absurd as he loves playing on the wings and his best performances are when he is on the wings and Laca is the CF.

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