Report – Alexandre Lacazette has made a decision on his Arsenal future

Alexandre Lacazette has decided to leave Arsenal and the former Lyon striker could end up in Spain, according to reports.

The Frenchman is in the last year of his current deal at Arsenal and he hasn’t been among the starters at the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta has generally chosen Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the lone striker and this has seen Lacazette’s game time reduced.

The club already has plans to replace him, but his good form in the Carabao Cup and some Premier League matches might see him given a second chance.

However, Fichajes.net reports that he has decided to leave Arsenal and he has serious interest from Atletico Madrid.

Just Arsenal Opinion

At 30, Lacazette is approaching the end of his career and Arsenal has had their fair share of players in that age range struggling at the club.

Eddie Nketiah is also facing an exit because of an expiring contract, but it is better to give the 22-year-old a new deal than Lacazette.

If Nketiah also leaves, then Arsenal should be preparing a good sum of money to sign a top striker when the next summer transfer window opens.

Laca has shown his quality in flashes, but he has never been a striker that would score as many goals as Arsenal requires and we can only wish him the best for the future.

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3 Comments

  1. gunnerforlife says:

    Very very sad if he leaves. He offers so much to the game leading to goal scoring chances. His attitude and zeal are spot on. However, if he feels he is not wanted at Arsenal and he deserves more game time, he will certainly leave. Would have loved it if he got a contract extension. He could have played with Auba in a 4-4-2 formation or just behind Auba.

    1. Henry Chimere says:

      I agree with you you 100%

  2. Johnze says:

    These are just rumours i think… Laca brings things, no doubt but i think it is more down to 1) the fact that we cant afford so many costly stars up front until we may be back in europe
    Auba is (with add ons) on 350k a week. Laca 182. Pepe on 140. At least we dont have willian anymore but that is a lot in wages on our attack and we are fortunate on the other hand to have both saka and esr on 40k/week. 2) auba and laca are hetting older (especially auba). Keeping both of them halter the progression of youngsters. At least, until we play again in europe. Look at how many minutes are left to Martinelli, nketiah and balogun. Almost nothing…. 3) laca will be 31 next spring. He will probably get a 3years contract somewhere, at least a good 2 year one, no doubt about that. I am not sure arsenal is ready to offer him anything (arte might think about further rebuild) or at least for that many years. But lets see, maybe laca will want to build more legacy at arsenal, and stay at our club even if they dont offer the best terms. To conclude : a lot might also depends on if we get back again in european competitions, as it means at least aone more player per line. Whatever happens, it is sad that arsenal did not extend him. Or i that we did not sell him sooner. Even if his value decreased, we would loose a 50m player for nothing. Hopefully, having him this year will at least help us being back to european competition.

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