Report: £182,000-a-week Arsenal player preparing to wave goodbye, wants to leave to win trophies
According to Calciomercato, Alexandre Lacazette is preparing to wave goodbye to Arsenal, and wants an exit from the Emirates Stadium.
What’s the story?
Well, the £182,063-a-week man’s contract expires in June, and it doesn’t look like he’ll be receiving a fresh deal.
Calciomercato believe Lacazette is keen for a change of scenery due to the difficulties Arsenal are currently experiencing.
The Frenchman wants to join a club who regularly compete at the highest level, and can help him win silverware.
Juventus and AC Milan are said to be eyeing the 30-year-old, who is yet to score in the Premier League this season.
Calciomercato mention that Atlético Madrid and Sevilla are also keen.
Unless there’s a dramatic change, it seems as if this will be Lacazette’s last season with the Gunners.
Should Arsenal keep Alexandre Lacazette?
In our view, this is best for all parties – Lacazette has run his course at Arsenal.
The former Lyon striker is the club’s third-highest earner behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Thomas Partey.
However, he doesn’t really do enough for how much he is paid.
Offering him a new contract could involve a salary reduction, although given where his wages are at now, even that would be a high figure.
With Folarin Balogun and Gabriel Martinelli waiting in the wings, we feel Mikel Arteta should be comfortable in letting Lacazette go.
Ideally, a club will submit a bid in January, so Arsenal recoup some money for their No.9.
However, that will only happen if a club wants him immediately at that point, as he can sign a pre-contract agreement with European clubs in January ahead of a summer move.
Hopefully, Arsenal can send Lacazette out on a high by winning a trophy, if he does stay beyond January that is.
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