It remains unlikely that Alexandre Lacazette will be offered a new contract by Arsenal, with Football London suggesting that a summer exit for the Frenchman is on the cards.
Lacazette has entered the final 18 months of his current deal at the Emirates. And previous reports hinted that the Gunners may be open to letting him go this summer.
The Sun reported last month that Arsenal are willing to listen to offers for the 29-year-old, who is currently on £150,000-a-week.
And Football London has now suggested that it remains unlikely that he will receive an offer of a new deal in North London. The latest report claims that Lacazette is set to leave in the summer.
It would be a gamble to let Lacazette go. Admittedly, his form has come in for criticism at times. But he is Arsenal’s top goalscorer in the Premier League this season.
And following his performance against Leicester on Sunday, plenty of fans were lauding the striker. He scored from the spot in the 3-1 win. But his all-round display impressed many supporters.
You can understand why Arsenal may be wary of offering him a new contract. He will be 31 when his current terms expire, so getting him to commit to longer could also be viewed as a risk.
But Arsenal do not have a lot of options up front. So if he does go, the pressure will certainly be on the Gunners to make sure that they land an exciting replacement.