This in-form star could still have a future at Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette has looked electrifying in some Arsenal matches in recent weeks, months before he can speak to other clubs.

The striker will be a free agent in the summer if things don’t change. He could even sign a pre-contract with another European club when the winter transfer window opens.

The Athletic, as reported by The Daily Mail, claims his current fine run of form hasn’t gone unnoticed at the Emirates.

It is probably good enough to earn him a new Arsenal contract, but the report says the Gunners will not offer him a long-term deal.

It claims, however, they could hand him a short-term contract.

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Lacazette would be spoilt for choice when he becomes a free agent in the summer.

If he continues his fine form and adds many goals to his performance, he would give himself a good chance of earning a big deal at another club as a free agent.

If Arsenal offers him a new contract now, the striker is likely to take his time and listen to other clubs in the new year before deciding on his next step.

Arteta should already be working on his replacement and it would be interesting to see which striker joins Arsenal at the end of this season.

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4 Comments

  1. Fred says:

    This is personal thing to Arsenal and the fans. The view from outside is different. With all the words behind him, the market sees something different. He has the backing of Arsenal at large and that helps to boost his confidence. Must say luck on his side as well. But really is he a total play maker or constructive player? The answer is no. Inside the box with hustle and striking presence of mind yes. Outside the box , with the ball his imagination and conversion, handling altogether is not clinical. One wonders why he has not been called into the France Team. Others, not-so-obvious players like Giroud who was not favored by Arsenal win the call for France. If he could be traded, while the ovation is there, this would be the opportunity to part ways with him amicably otherwise it might get inappreciable for his dedication, to have to push him out unceremoniously.

    1. Davi says:

      It’s no coincidence we started playing better this year once he came back into the team (spurs aside- and we dropped after that game until Laca got a game), similarly last season he was key to our up turn in form – he may not be our best player, but I’d argue he’s our most important. We’re generally pretty average when he’s not on the pitch at the moment.
      I think we should let him go at the end of the season but *only* if we’re sure we can get a top quality replacement, otherwise we could be left with just those average performances.
      He never played well enough to earn a regular place for France. Finishing is too inconsistent and otherwise he doesn’t offer much else that benzema or giroud can’t give, and benzema has a lot more besides. That’s besides the point though, he’s absolutely key for us right now.

  2. Reggie says:

    As well as a few other things, it would be churlish to ignore Laccas input into our upturn in recent form. Brighton and Palace games were flat but since then the introduction of Lacca has bee the catalyst to how we have played this last few games. If we let him go, it has to be for a similar upgrade, not letting Odergaard in and getting an up coming striker. It has to be a player with the workrate and persistence of Lacca or it would be a waste of time letting him leave.

  3. gunnerforlife says:

    Personally I would keep Laca given his work rate, hold up play and he being a source of inspiration and motivation to the young players. He brings freshness when he is on the field and is a very committed player. Hope he and Arsenal come to an agreement about contract extension.

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