'Finally', 'planning for the future': Some Arsenal fans buzzing about report they've read
Some Arsenal fans have reacted to the ESPN report claiming the Gunners haven’t offered Alexandre Lacazette a new contract.
The France international joined Arsenal back in 2017 for a reported £46.5million.
Lacazette’s time at the Emirates Stadium has had its ups and downs.
He won the club’s player of the season award in 2019 and was Arsenal’s leading Premier League goalscorer last term.
However, the 30-year-old has struggled at times – in 2019-20, he got just 12 goals in all competitions.
Lacazette was also linked with a move away in the summer, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta originally said in April that Lacazette’s future would be resolved this summer, as per ESPN.
However, the outlet – citing sources – claims no discussions are active between Arsenal and Lacazette.
The Gunners are choosing instead to focus their financial resources on other areas of the team, added the report.
It is unclear at this stage whether Arsenal will make a late offer to keep Lacazette at the club.
As things stand, the former Lyon ace will be free to talk to overseas clubs directly as of 1 January.
Here is what some Arsenal fans have made of the report:
Finally the club is learning.— VJ (@afc_vj) September 17, 2021
Arsenal are planning for the future, there will be no new contract for him anytime from Arsenal.— Reda Samir 🎯 (@IE_Reda) September 17, 2021
Lacazette should have been sold long ago. Let get a potent striker— Appiah (@Tonir2007) September 17, 2021
Either sell him in Jan for 5m or let him go for free in the summer. Got to get out of the routine of clinging on to underperforming players— David Maynard (@DavidMaynard32) September 17, 2021
I’m pretty sure arteta doesn’t want him beyond this year. He’d want a new striker.— stephen ser (@Stephenser6) September 17, 2021
Tough one don’t want to lose another one on a free, but that’s inevitable now will be able to sign pre-contract in Jan with foreign clubs. Should have sold in the summer but the cost to replace would have put them off.— Djt_44 (@44Djt) September 17, 2021
In my humble opinion, he can go— M.A African (@ackimidish) September 17, 2021
Let him leave— Steven Gorman (@stevengorman21) September 17, 2021
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