Arsenal player Alexandre Lacazette has decided on an exit timeframe as the Gunners suffer another setback.
Alexandre Lacazette has made his mind up about leaving Arsenal.
According to rumours, Alexandre Lacazette wants to leave Arsenal at the end of his contract. The Frenchman’s contract with the Gunners expires next summer.
Last season, Lacazette was Arsenal’s top goalscorer in the Premier League, scoring 13 times in 31 appearances.
During the season, though, he was in and out of the starting lineup, and in some games, he had to make do with a spot on the bench.
After missing the start of the season due to COVID-19, the 30-year-old was recalled for Arsenal’s 5-0 thrashing against Manchester City on Saturday.
Lacazette came on as a substitute for the final half-hour of that game, but he couldn’t assist Arsenal score their first league goal of the season.
The striker has been linked with a move away from north London, and he was supposedly placed up for sale for £15 million earlier this summer, with West Ham purportedly showing interest.
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Lacazette also has no plans to stay at Arsenal after his contract ends next summer, according to football.london.
The news will be a significant setback for the Gunners, who will have to watch Lacazette walk away for nothing.
The club had intended to reclaim part of the £46.5 million it paid Lyon in 2017 for the attacker.
Lacazette will believe he has a few more years at the top of the game ahead of him, but it is unclear whether he wants to stay in England or join a club abroad.
Lacazette was brought to north London by Arsene Wenger ahead of his final season in command.
During his last season in France, he scored 28 goals in 30 Ligue 1 appearances.
Lacazette scored 17 goals in all competitions in his first season with Arsenal.
During his tenure in England, he went on to score 66 goals in 172 games.
After the transfer window closes, Arsenal might still turn to Lacazette to fix their goal-scoring woes.
Mikel Arteta’s team has struggled in front of goal this season and is in desperate need of some firepower in the penalty area.