Pundit backs Alexandre Lacazette to leave Arsenal in the summer

Former Chelsea player, Craig Burley reckons Alexandre Lacazette will depart the Emirates at the end of this season.

Mikel Arteta has been rotating his attacking options in recent games and Eddie Nketiah has started the team’s last two league games ahead of Alexandre Lacazette.

The Frenchman has just six league goals to his name this season but has managed to score twice in recent games, against Newcastle United and Olympiacos.

However, he has struggled for goals having been the team’s preferred attacker for much of the season with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang asked to play on the left.

Lacazette has been linked with a move away from Arsenal for some time now and Barcelona was said to be keen to sign him last summer. however, he stayed put at Arsenal and he has had to debunk reports that he could leave Arsenal if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Burley reckons that Lacazette could leave as he feels the Frenchman is behind Aubameyang and Nketiah in the pecking order.

He said as quoted by the Express: “I’m going to say there’s a chance for this,” the former Chelsea player said.

“He’s not getting a game, Nketiah’s getting in ahead of him.

“Aubameyang is the top man, even when he’s playing on the left.

“I rate this guy, I think he’s a good player, a very good striker.

“But I think he’ll be saying to Arteta that he’s better than sitting on the bench.

“It’s clear at the moment that he’s not a clear part of Arsenal’s plans.

“It’s hard to convince guys like that to sit on the bench, so I’ll say yeah, he’ll probably leave.”


  1. Sue says:

    Some great results in the PL today….
    ESR went off injured – not too serious I hope.
    Good luck to Arsenal women in the cup final 👍

    I really can’t fathom out what has gone wrong with Laca… he was so good last season, and now 😬

    1. Highbury Hero says:

      Watford has removed my bitterness of Europa League elimination.

  2. Mrcool says:

    But shouldn’t make a mistake of selling to any premier league rival.

  3. Loose Cannon says:

    than you for your Services and go. Goodbye.Laca has never been a 20 goal striker so no big loss.Lust a loss of 45M bucks for the club! And take along with you Ozil, Pepe, Xhaka, Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Socrates, Luis, Mustafi and Kolasinac. Arsenal do need better committed players.Enough is enough.These players let down Arsene, Unai, Freddie and now Mikel.No sentiments please be professional and accept these players are responsible for making us a mid table team.Add to that some fans are arrogant and look down upon Wolves who are doing well without mega wage players

    1. Loose Cannon says:

      “Just a loss …” I correct myself.

    2. ozziegunner says:

      About time the focus was placed on the players, who as you have stated have underperformed for four manager/head coaches. However, should Arteta also not be supported in the transfer market, to bring in players of his choice, then it appears that the owner and Board believe changing head coaches has lower cost implications than building a competitive squad.

  4. Highbury Hero says:

    Agreed except for Xhaka and Luiz.

  5. Roshan says:

    I would sell i think we can get similar output with Martinelli and Nketiah with Balogun coming through. We need to sell and invest that money in midfield and also an Attacking midfielder.

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