Arsenal transfer news: Alexandre Lacazette considering leaving Gunners before European transfer window shuts

29 Aug

Alexandre Lacazette is considering his Arsenal future in the final days of the European transfer window, according to reports.

Lacazette, the France forward, has been forced to play a reduced role under new Arsenal manager Unai Emery, being named as a substitute for all three of the Gunners’ Premier League matches so far.

Lacazette is said to be ‘considering his future’ at Arsenal

He has made it off the bench in all three matches, but has still to score his first goal of the season, and is clearly playing second fiddle to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Emery’s single striker system.

And, according to Le10Sport, Lacazette’s start to the season has caused the France international to consider his future at Arsenal.

With just two days until the European transfer window shuts, Lacazette’s decision has alerted clubs to his potential availability, and the report states it is ‘not impossible’ the 27-year-old could leave the Emirates before Friday’s deadline.

Arsenal are expected to be against selling Lacazette, as they cannot replace him until the English transfer window reopens in January, but the player himself could push for a move if a suitable offer is proposed.

Lacazette has been forced to provide back-up for Aubameyang this season

Lacazette joined Arsenal from hometown club Lyon last summer, and he proceeded to end his debut season in north London with 17 goals and five assists in 39 matches.