Arsenal star set for summer move as Arteta plans overhaul
Posted On March 2, 2021
Arsenal will ‘listen to offers’ for Alexandre Lacazette this summer as part of a planned overhaul, according to reports.
The Frenchman has featured 30 times in all competitions under Mikel Arteta this season.
He’s bagged 11 goals but could be sold as the Gunners eye younger alternatives.
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According to football.london, Lacazette will be allowed to leave the Emirates if Arsenal receive the right offer.
He is currently being tracked by a number of European sides, including Roma and Monaco.
La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid have been heavily linked with his signature in recent months.
They could swoop in with a bid to take the 29-year-old to Spain.
Lacazette captained Arsenal and scored in their recent 3-1 victory over Leicester City.
But against Leeds last month, he was benched for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front.
That showed Arteta’s preference in attack. It also led to former striker Andy Cole saying that Arteta ‘doesn’t believe’ in the player.
The Spanish boss is keen to bring a host of new players to the club in the summer transfer window.
By cashing in on Lacazette, who could fetch up to £30 million, Arsenal would get a boost in their pursuit of Ivan Toney.
The Brentford striker is the Championship’s top scorer this campaign on 25 goals.
His form has seen multiple Premier League sides take an interest, most notably Arsenal and Leicester.
They will be hoping Toney can follow in the footsteps of Ollie Watkins. He’s adapted to life in the top flight well since joining Aston Villa from Brentford in September.
Lacazette isn’t the only Arsenal player who looks set for an Emirates exit.
Reiss Nelson, Mohamed Elneny and Callum Chambers have all been listed as ‘dispensable’ by the club.
Joe Willock’s future is also at risk, although he could turn his fortunes around with a successful loan spell at Newcastle.