Arsenal transfer news: Gunners have been "openly shopping" £50m attacker


Journalist Paul Brown has revealed that Arsenal have been openly looking to sell striker Alexandre Lacazette in recent windows.

What's the situation with Lacazette?

The Frenchman was Arsenal's top goalscorer in all competitions last season, netting 17 times.

However, he looks to have fallen out of favour under Mikel Arteta during the early parts of this campaign.

Lacazette missed the first few weeks through illness but has played just 31 minutes in the league since returning and was an unused substitute for the victories over Norwich and Burnley.

He did get on the scoresheet against West Brom in the Carabao Cup, but Lacazette looks likely to play nothing more than a bit-part role in the coming weeks.



The 30-year-old might be handed his first start against AFC Wimbledon in the same competition, but Arsenal's failure to qualify for Europe means that his chances are going to be few and far between providing Arteta continues to favour Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Despite his second-best goalscoring return last term, Brown reckons that the north London giants have been openly looking to sell the French striker in recent windows.

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What did Brown say?

He told GIVEMESPORT: "How involved is Lacazette going to be this season? Arsenal have been openly shopping him for the last couple of windows."

What does the future hold for Lacazette at Arsenal?

Unless Arsenal have a dramatic u-turn, this is likely to be Lacazette's last season at the club.

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Whilst he's generally been a good servant over the previous four years since making the £46.5m switch from Lyon, he's out of contract in the summer and unlikely to be offered fresh terms.

Arsenal were actively looking to bring in another striker in the recent window, and should they end up being successful in the January window, then the Gunners might opt to cash-in on Lacazette and take the chance to get some sort of fee for him as opposed to losing him for nothing in the summer.

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