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Arsenal will delay Alexandre Lacazette contract negotiations until the end of the season as the club risk losing their striker for nothing


Arsenal will delay contract negotiations with Alexandre Lacazette until the end of the season, even if that means the Premier League club risk losing the striker for nothing.

The Frenchman’s £ 200,000-a-week contract expires this summer, meaning he is free to negotiate a pre-contract deal with foreign clubs in January.

Lacazette is at the end of his contract at the end of the season
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Lacazette joined Arsenal from Lyon in 2017 on a £ 52million contract – a club record at the time – and the Frenchman has scored 68 goals in 180 appearances for the club since.

He was the club’s top scorer last season with 17 goals in all competitions and has reached double the goals scored in each of his last four seasons in north London.

However, his future at the Emirates Stadium is uncertain and the 30-year-old has been linked with Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Marseille and Newcastle as potential destinations for a new challenge.

Lacazette has returned to Mikel Arteta’s starting XI in recent weeks after coming off the bench to score Arsenal’s equalizer in their 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.

Arsenal will delay Alexandre Lacazette contract negotiations until the end of the season as the club risk losing their striker for nothing
Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were delighted to leave together

But, according to The Sun, the club are unwilling to offer the striker another long-term contract with his current salary.

Instead, it is claimed that a 12-month extension is on the table, although the club are unwilling to discuss it until the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has suspended all contract talks for now, but he hasn’t ruled out anything.

“I’m really happy with what Laca is doing at the moment,” said the boss.

“But we’re not going to talk about new contracts until the end of the season.”

Arsenal will delay Alexandre Lacazette contract negotiations until the end of the season as the club risk losing their striker for nothing
Head of Lacazette against Valencia in the semi-final of the Europa League

Former England winger Shaun Wright-Philips believes Lacazette would be the perfect replacement for all-time scorer Sergio Aguero at Man City, comparing his abilities as a liaison man to Liverpool star Roberto Firmino.

“Someone told me about it the other day and I said ‘for me I would sign Ollie Watkins,” the former City star told SunSport.

“Or even Lacazette, he knows where the goal is. He knows how to get people to play and I always think that when he plays for Arsenal their top three behind him seem to be playing better, there seems to be more connection between them, ”said the 40-year-old. .

“I think he’s like someone helping Liverpool tick Roberto Firmino.

Arsenal will delay Alexandre Lacazette contract negotiations until the end of the season as the club risk losing their striker for nothing
Lacazette celebrates his equalization against Liverpool in season 19/20

“When Firmino plays with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, there is more space for them to run behind because he will be short.

“He’s going to turn and he’s going to drag center-backs with him and that creates space behind.

“The way Phil Foden plays, still behind, Ilkay Gundogan, if Raheem Sterling plays, Riyad Mahrez, that would open the game up a bit more [for them] and give the central defenders something real to think about, instead of being short or deep with that striker, they have to think about going behind as well. “

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