As per a report from Charles Watts of Football.London, Arsenal could consider parting ways with Alexandre Lacazette this summer.
French hitman Lacazette made the move to the Emirates in the summer of 2017, after Arsenal agreed to fork over a fee with the potential to rise to 60 million Euro to Ligue 1 outfit Lyon.
And the 27-year-old has since gone on to establish himself as a firm fan-favourite in North London.
To this point in his Gunners’ career, Lacazette has notched 27 goals across all competitions.
However, while the French international has not proven overly-prolific, he has contributed to the Arsenal cause in a multitude of other ways.
Lacazette’s all-round game, this season in particular, has generally proven to be of the highest-order, with the former Lyon man’s work-rate in particular having endeared him to the Arsenal faithful.
Lacazette on the move?
Despite his efforts, however, Gunners’ boss Unai Emery has regularly opted to leave Lacazette out of his first-choice XI this season.
Though the Frenchman has seen considerably more game-time of late, he was often benched over the early months of the campaign, as Emery opted for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as his sole striker.
And, as per the aforementioned report from Charles Watts, the presence of Aubameyang at the Emirates could surprisingly see Arsenal opt to part ways with Lacazette come the summer.
Watts’ report states:
‘As popular a player as Alexandre Lacazette is, the French striker could be moved on in the summer, depending on what offers may arrive.’
‘Emery is not overly keen on pairing Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang together and the former has found himself either on the bench at times this season or being replaced during the second half.’
‘At 27, Lacazette’s transfer value is high and it’s far more likely that he would be the man sold, should Arsenal decide to cash in on one of their two star strikers.’