Alexandre Lacazette free to leave Arsenal if they miss out on Champions League – Times

Could Lacazette be on his way out of Arsenal?

Arsenal will reportedly allow Alexandre Lacazette to leave the club this summer if they are unable to qualify for the Champions League.

The Frenchman has had somewhat of a difficult season with the Gunners.

Despite his undoubted quality, Lacazette has only scored six goals in the Premier League this season.

He has also featured for just 1,287 minutes in the English top-flight.

Eddie Nketiah has also been preferred in recent weeks.

The youngster scored in the 3-2 win over Everton on Sunday.

As a result of his poor season, Lacazette has been linked with a move away.

It was suggested in January that Atletico Madrid could move for him, offering Thomas Lemar in exchange.

However, no such move came to fruition.

Now, it’s been suggested that Lacazette will leave this summer, if Arsenal don’t qualify for the Champions League.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal reacts at the full time whistle during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Even more important to secure UCL football

According to the Times, Lacazette has an agreement with Arsenal that he’s free to leave if they don’t secure Champions League football for next season.

In a report discussing a potential new deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, they claim that there is an ‘understanding’ between player and club.

Their report reads: ‘Alexandre Lacazette, his strike partner, will have two years left on his contract this summer and the 28-year-old has an understanding with Arsenal that he will be allowed to leave if the team do not qualify for the Champions League this season.

It’s not revealed how much Arsenal value him at, but it wouldn’t be cheap.

With Chelsea and Manchester United also in the race for fourth, there’s a real possibility that Lacazette could be on the move this summer.

 

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