The Gunners are set to hold talks with Alexandre Lacazette over his future at the Emirates stadium with Atletico Madrid still interested in the striker’s services.
Arsenal are entering what is a very important summer at the club, with players like Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette making no assurances about whether they will remain in north London.
Lacazette, in particular, has been attracting interest from Atletico Madrid, and according to ESPN, the club is now set to hold talks with the Frenchman over his future at the Emirates stadium.
The 29-year-old, who is earning around £182,000-a-week wages, has two years left on his contract but the report by ESPN claims the club could have make a profit of £60 million by letting him go this summer.
Thus, Arsenal are looking to sit down with Lacazette and discuss the striker’s future in north London, especially with Aubameyang still unsure of his own commitment to the Gunners.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Losing both Lacazette and Aubameyang in the same summer would appear to be a significant blow but it would certainly not be the end of the world for Arsenal. In fact, out of the two strikers, only Aubameyang is close to being irreplaceable.
Lacazette has actually been underperforming over the past year, and the fact that he has gone a whole year without scoring an away goal in the Premier League is a concern.
Unlike Aubameyang, the Frenchman is hardly a consistent scorer and therefore the possibility of losing him for a considerable profit to Atletico Madrid should be entertained. At 29, this is perhaps the last chance for Arsenal to sell Lacazette for a big sum, and therefore if he wishes to leave, Arteta should not stand in his way.