Report – Real Madrid considering a move for Arsenal ace this summer

Don Balon claims that Real Madrid is keeping an eye on Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette as they look to replace or complement Karim Benzema with a new striker.

Lacazette has seen his position at the Bernabeu come under threat this year after Mikel Arteta decided against allowing Eddie Nketiah to move away from the club on loan again.

The Englishman has been sharing the striker role with the former Lyon man, and the club hasn’t shown too much willingness to hand him a new deal.

The report claims that Madrid is targeting a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but because it will be difficult for them to get Arsenal to sell their captain, they have made Lacazette their Plan B.

It hailed Lacazette for being a “very technical striker, with a lot of mobility, a goal and who can play as a pure nine or as a false striker, behind that typical reference.”

The Frenchman had an underwhelming campaign in the just-concluded season, but he scored 10 goals and provided 6 assists in 30 league games for the Gunners last season.

It remains unclear if the club will be keen to keep hold of Laca if teams make moves to sign him or if they have a price tag already set and will be happy to allow him to be sold.

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10 Comments

  1. Sue says:

    Arsenal tweeting at 14.14 pm (on the 14th day!)…. I bet everyone thought this is it… Auba news incoming…. but no, another Willian pic!!
    Awww come on….. this is killing me 🤪

    1. Sue says:

      52 days left… anything could happen.. I was hoping we’d shift a couple of our defenders first! If anyone’s interested that is 😄

  2. ozziegunner says:

    Lacazette is under rated by many Arsenal supporters, who will only appreciate his value to the team, when he is gone. How many other Arsenal players have Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Juventus interested in them?

    1. Sid says:

      Guendouzi maybe😅😅

  3. RSH says:

    Not when they have Benzema playing at his best in a couple of years. Also, they will probably want to decide on Jovic first. I hope we can find a buyer for him. It’s a good time to sell.

  4. AlwaysMotun says:

    I have mixed feeling with Lacazette’s intending sale, he has high work rate and as the article rightly pointed it out as well that he does well as a false 9. However, we need money at the club!
    I just don’t know, maybe we shouldn’t sell him at all… If he gets better and more technical players to work with, we will see the best out of him! IMO, Not Selling!

  5. Jo-Gunz says:

    Keep or sell him.
    Both makes sense.
    Keep him: he is a very intelligent, strong and proven player. Can play as a CF or behind the CF very well.

    Sell him: it is the right time to sell because he can also run down his contract and leave for free. His sale will raise enough funds for a quality DM. We have quality young guns budding to step up for the CF duties so he won’t be hugely missed.

  6. The Deluded One says:

    Without Lacazette and an injury to Auba, we are down to Nketia playing every game. Not too thrilled about that idea. Nketia will come good, but I am not sure he is ready to lead the line on a regular basis yet.

    1. Jo-Gunz says:

      I think Martinelli will be the real deal for CF in the nearest future.

  7. The Deluded One says:

    Not this year, he is out till the end of the year. However I agree with you completely that he is the real deal.

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