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Report: £182,000-a-week Arsenal player preparing to wave goodbye, wants to leave to win trophies

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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