Report: Arsenal boss set to ditch Lacazette – swap deal may be the aim


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is prepared to ditch striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer.

According to AS, the Gunners’ boss does not rate the 28- year- old and aspires to get him off the wage expense.

Lacazette got to Arsenal with a reputation as a respected goalscorer, however he has failed to provide the products.

The French forward has actually scored simply 45 goals in 114 appearances in all competitions, with 34 of those can be found in the Premier League.

He currently has actually 2 years left on his contract and Arteta is keen to see him move on.

Lacazette has actually been highly linked with Atletico Madrid and is stated to be open to a move to La Liga.

With Arsenal thinking about signing Atletico midfielder Thomas Partey, the 2 clubs might find some commonalities on the transfer front.

The Gunners have actually tabled a ₤435 million quote for Partey, however it is believed that Lacazette may be utilized as a makeweight to seal the deal.

The Ghanaian midfielder, who has actually assisted Atletico reach the Champions League quarter- finals this season, has a release provision in his existing contract.

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