Alexandre Lacazette wants out of Arsenal as he targets becoming a free agent in the summer.
Because he is not signing a new deal, Arsenal has reportedly opened the door for him to leave the Emirates next month.
Several clubs are monitoring him, and Fichajes.net names Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan as his main suitors.
However, the report says none has made a move to sign him next month and Arsenal continues to wait for an official approach from any of them.
Just Arsenal Opinion
Lacazette might not get a new deal, but selling him next month is not a smart idea.
Now that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been banished from the first team, we need to keep the Frenchman.
He has been the most senior striker in the team for some time now, and his experience is very important in the dressing room.
Our younger attackers could struggle against some opponents, but with Lacazette’s hold up play and passes, things could open up.
We would hardly make a huge transfer fee if we sell him next month, so we should allow him to run down his deal while helping us compete.
With him in the squad, we could end this season in one of the top four spots.
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I’m still hoping he signs a 1 year contract. Can’t think of anyone who’s going to sign and improve on his all round play. Anyone who is better and younger is going to cost big money. We defo need a striker with a similar skill set to Laca, even if he does agree to a year extension, he can’t press and harass defenders every week all by himself.
Cavani at 34, I’d rather have Laca.
Lukaka at 100mill+ definitely younger and stronger but can he link like Laca? Is he going to press like Laca? Doubt it, not saying Laca is better, but in our system he seems nearly perfect.
Firminio is similar to Laca, same weaknesses in my opinion. I wouldn’t personally swap, maybe I need to watch him more closely 🤷
I’d be happy with Ivan Toney or whoever our scouting network recommend. It’d be great if they find a hidden gem like they did with Ramsdale.
In the mean while, Laca all day
Interesting to see the rumoured clubs wanting Lacs.
I believe the question was asked by Quantic Dream who wanted him and here is the answer…. if the rumours are correct.
I will be really disappointed if we lose Lacazette and would consider it a mistake by the club – judging by his performances in the new role MA has given him.
If you can’t find someone better than our current options, you ain’t looking hard enough