Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Alexandre Lacazette reports
A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to react to reports from Football London concerning the Gunners’ stance on Alexandre Lacazette.
As things stand, Mikel Arteta faces a tough decision regarding Lacazette’s future in the coming months. The 29-year-old is Arsenal’s joint top goalscorer in the Premier League this season.
However, as reported by Football London, his contract expires at the end of the next campaign. So this summer arguably represents the last opportunity to secure a significant fee for the Frenchman.
Arsenal could, of course, decide to hand him fresh terms. But Lacazette turns 30 in May. And the Gunners have been left to rue handing new deals to players in their thirties on a few occasions in recent years.
That may explain why Arsenal are apparently willing to consider selling him. According to Football London, they are likely to be open to letting him leave in the summer.
The report has attracted a mixed response from Gunners fans on social media. Some feel that it would be the right decision to cash in.
He is on around £182,000-a-week, according to Spotrac. And there is clearly a section of the fanbase who would be frustrated to see Lacazette leave on a free in 2022.
Others however, want the striker to stay. He has enjoyed a couple of good runs this term. His streak of five goals in four games was crucial as Arteta’s men turned their form around after Christmas.
It is a tricky situation given his contract situation. But some appear to believe that he has more to give and thus, needs to be kept for another year at least.
With that in mind, here is how some of the fans have reacted to the reports…
Eddie yes, not good enough. But Lacca has easily been one of our best players for years. Never mind we’ll just re-sign Luiz for a laugh! 🤦🏻♂️
— Ewan Hamilton (@oldmanhammy) February 16, 2021
— L.E (@Rashid_LE) February 16, 2021
Laca is playing better than ever 😎
— Eoin Hayes (@eoinmhayes1) February 16, 2021
If we sell Lacazette, they better get a top striker in to replace him e.g. Watkins, DCL, Édouard, Toney etc. Otherwise best to hold on to him.
Not bothered with selling Eddie, we have got Balogun who is miles better.
— Jahanghir (@JANGO1993) February 16, 2021
Going to be sad times when Laca has to go, but thats football. Final year of his contract, we won’t offer a new deal. Best to get some money for him!
And Yeah Eddie has to go this summer. https://t.co/jYmcIaquYC
— LouisDeezle (@LouisDeezle) February 16, 2021
I can still see Laca being here next season. Doubt he wants to leave and probably prefer to walk free and get a nice wage summer 2022. https://t.co/zvOMDY17QN
— The Landmind (@Landmind111) February 16, 2021
Probably for the best tbh, laca has had a good run of games but I don’t think he’s what we need long term, which is how the club needs to be thinking from now on
— Jordan⚪️🔴⚪️ (@imaposhington) February 15, 2021
Will be tough to let laca go but we need to get something for him
— EmiratesEra (@EmiratesEra06) February 15, 2021
not laca 🥲
— Deluded FC (@ftbljoao) February 15, 2021