Alexandre Lacazette has an uncertain future at Arsenal after struggling for form and playing time under Mikel Arteta and Calciomercato say he ‘could leave’ the Gunners at the end of the season.
The 29-year-old is reportedly considering ‘packing his suitcase’ and has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus. Lacazette’s contract is up in 2022 but this might be his final campaign at Arsenal.
The French international has made 31 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring 11 goals and supplying three assists, but he’s been inconsistent throughout and has only lasted the full 90 minutes on five occassions (Transfermarkt).
Lacazette has scored just two goals in his last nine league games and has only started one of Arsenal’s last four in the top-flight. The 5ft 8in man has fallen down the pecking order to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and might be moved on while he still has value.
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Arsenal bought the Frenchman for £46.5m in 2017, but his value with Transfermarkt dropped to £31.5m while CIES Football Observatory believe he’s worth around €20m-€30m (£17.2m-£25.8m), so the North London outfit are likely to take a hit on him.
Lacazette has scored 59 goals and made 28 assists in 158 games, netting no more than 14 league goals each season (Transfermarkt), so he’s not had the desired impact at the Emirates Stadium.
Whether Arsenal can find a buyer willing to pay an acceptable sum remains to be seen, however.