Arsenal are reportedly ready to swap for top scorer Alexandre Lacazette, with three alternate options already eyeing Mikel Arteta and Edu.
The French striker will enter the final of his contract this summer time and the Each day Categorical report claims the Gunners are ready to promote, somewhat than let the player leave for free in 2022. And there are three names are talked about as potential replacements.
Lacazette is the membership’s top scorer this season, with 17 goals in all competitions. He’s presently two forward of his team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
However not like Aubameyang, which joined a new deal till 2023 last summer time, Lacazette is presently not tied to a long-term deal.
Arteta and technical director of Arsenal Edu are anticipated to launch a squad overhaul this summer time. They’re chasing two new full-backs, a midfielder, an attacker and a keeper.
And regardless of his spectacular type this season, Lacazette may very well be one of many casualties of the Emirates overhaul.
The Categorical claims that talks are anticipated soon over the 29-year-old’s state of affairs. Nonetheless, Goal points out that might end with him being sold.
Lacazette is a well-liked member of the Arsenal squad. Nonetheless, cash raised from its gross sales may very well be crucial as Arteta builds a new team.
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is excessive on Arsenal’s list of potential replacements. However the Gunners are set to face competition from Leicester for the 23-year-old player.
Edouard has scored 16 Scottish Premier League goals this season. He additionally has just one year left on his contract at Celtic Park.
Arsenal are additionally said to be monitoring 18-year-old Sporting Lisbon frontman Tiago Tomas, as well as Lyon star Moussa Dembele, who’s presently on loan at Atletico Madrid.
Lacazette’s potential sale is anticipated to fetch round £ 30m, with Atletico indicating their past interest within the player.
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Arsenal players involved about backroom employees
In the meantime, Arsenal’s London Colney coaching ground is way from a harmonious place at current, with stories that some players should not happy with Mikel Arteta’s employees.
Solely a month in the past the primary sign of cracks within the squad appeared unsure over Arteta. That was the decision by The Solar, which obtained an unique that exposed “rising resentment from players” with the Gunners boss. This was the primary time the magnifying glass had fallen on the Spanish coast after arriving from Manchester City 16 months in the past.
The strain is actually on Arteta. The membership have been just lately bundled out of the Europa League and sat off the tempo within the Premier League.
And wow, based on The Athletic, many players have been left “anxious” with the Spaniard’s backroom team.
Bruno Mazziotti’s appointment has not gone down well in north London. Former Paris Saint-Germain physio has apparently had a number of disagreements with Arsenal’s present medical employees. However past that some Arsenal players have considerations about goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana.
Cana, 45, arrived just days after Arteta in December 2019. She moved from Brentford to join the Gunners and replaced the extremely regarded figures Sal Bibbo and Andy Woodman.
However the report claims some players are uncertain of the Spaniard’s suitability on the membership.
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