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Report: Marseille want third Arsenal player

Marseille are amongst the host of clubs keen on signing Alexandre Lacazette as his Arsenal contract runs down, according to a report from The Sun.

The Ligue 1 side have done plenty of business with the Gunners in recent months. They signed both Matteo Guendouzi and William Saliba on loan in the summer.

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And it appears that they now have a third Arsenal player on their radar.

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The Sun reports that they are battling the likes of Newcastle, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan for Lacazette. It has previously been suggested meanwhile, that West Ham want the 30-year-old.

Lacazette is in an intriguing situation at the Emirates. The Sun notes that his £200,000-a-week deal in North London expires at the end of the campaign.

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Mikel Arteta however, has insisted that no contract talks will come before the end of the season.

That leaves the door open for foreign clubs to make a potential move in January. And Jorge Sampaoli’s men are one of the sides in the running.

Arsenal appear to be making right call holding off on Lacazette contract talks despite Marseille joining race

Lacazette has arguably been impressive for the Gunners so far this season. He has forced his way back into the fold after three games as an unused substitute earlier in the campaign.

However, he actually only has one goal in seven league games this term. And given that Arsenal have previously been burned for handing contracts to older players, it may be sensible to hold off on talks for the time-being.

As things stand, getting another year out of Lacazette would be fantastic for the Gunners.

But if that is not possible, he is perhaps not a player that Arsenal should be looking to break the bank to keep.

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