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Arsenal could face losing a club record signing for free after all their efforts and inability to change a big name were revealed.
Arsenal has sprayed around £ 125m. out on five new faces this summer. After a sluggish start that saw them suffer back-to-back league defeats without scoring, the Gunners kicked into life mid-week with a throbbing 6-0 victory over West Brom in the EFL Cup.
Additional Arsenal arrivals appear unlikely in the remaining days of the window. Instead, a handful of much-needed exits are on the agenda.
Actually Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirmed just as much on Wednesday night. But a player who is unlikely to leave despite the club’s best efforts is Alexandre lacazette.
The French striker, 30, was Arsenal’s club record signing when he arrived for a first £ 46.5m move. From Lyon in 2017.
Despite occasional purple spots, Lacazette has not lived up to expectations. He has never hit 15 league goals in a season for the Gunners and has never cracked the 20-goal mark across all competitions.
And now in the last year of his contract, Get French football news revealed Arsenal have offered forward to potential suitors to avoid losing him for free next summer.
Outlet reveals, however, that despite extensive efforts to find a match for Lacazette in the last two weeks, little progress has been made.
They claim Arsenal do not want to sanction a loan termination. This street would not make sense as Lacazette would then leave for free next summer. But to their great annoyance, the only parties that have allegedly shown genuine interest cannot afford to sanction permanent agreements.
A switch to Juventus has been announced. Cristiano Ronaldo’s imminent return to Man Utd has left the Torino club with a void to fill.
– Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 27, 2021
But the Italian powerhouse is declared to have ‘other priorities’. Everton’s Moise Kean is thought to be on their radar.
In further bad news for Arsenal, the daily cannon Note that there are no “signs” of a possible Lacazette contract extension on the horizon.
As such, Arsenal face the possibility of losing a one-time club record signing at a free one next summer.
Guardiola in disbelief in Arsenal, the Arteta situation
Meanwhile, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has expressed his disbelief over the proposals, Arteta is under pressure as Arsenal manager.
Arsenal have had the worst start to a league season ever. They are meaningless and goalless after two Premier League matches. Although they put six past West Brom in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. The pressure has already increased on boss Arteta.
The club’s fans have high expectations as this is his second full season at the helm. In addition to this fact, their summer expenses have been plentiful.
But nonetheless, they have suffered Covid-19 problems and are still unable to field their strongest team.
Speaking ahead of the clash between lunch and time between Man City and Arsenal, Guardiola said the pressure Arteta is under (via Manchester Evening News): “Two games. They’ve played two games, not 20 or 50. Sometimes I think the leaders are crazy about doing the job.
“They trust Mikel a lot because they spend money on strengthening the team. Why do we not give more time to build teams, the people who want success right away, everything is given, you need time.
“The meaning we have here, we know what it is.”
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