Mikel Arteta makes decision on Alexandre Lacazette’s Arsenal future amid interest from Atletico Madrid

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first_imgThe Frenchman has endured a difficult third season at the north London club (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are prepared to sell Alexandre Lacazette this summer with Atletico Madrid reportedly poised to reignite their interest in the Frenchman as they look for a replacement for Diego Costa.Former Lyon striker Lacazette enjoyed two promising seasons at the Emirates when he first arrived, scoring 36 goals in all competitions across his first two years and was particularly prolific at the start of 2019.However, he has not come close to his goal hauls back in France – netting 37 times in his final campaign with Lyon – and has struggled this season. Mikel Arteta makes decision on Alexandre Lacazette’s Arsenal future amid interest from Atletico Madrid Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Apr 2020 3:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Comment FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Lacazette has been in and out of the side through a mixture of injury and tactical decisions, competing with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to play through the middle, and has netted just seven times in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to Spanish newspaper AS, Atletico have been alerted to Lacazette’s interest in testing himself in Madrid and believe Arsenal would put up little resistance.The Frenchman, one of the club’s highest earners, only has two years to run on his current contract with the Gunners and they would be prepared to cash in now rather than risk him entering the final year of his deal when he can leave for nothing.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMore importantly, AS claim manager Mikel Arteta is no great fan of Lacazette and is willing to let him leave if a significant offer is made.While the Spanish coach has praised Lacazette’s attitude and work rate in matches, saying he has not scored as many goals as his play deserved, he nevertheless did not start the Frenchman in the side’s last three Premier League matches before football was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.center_img Lacazette has found goals hard to come by this season (Picture: Getty)Lacazette is tempted by the offer of moving to La Liga having come very close to joining Atletico in 2017, but the deal fell through when Diego Simeone’s side were handed a transfer ban and he moved to Arsenal instead.Like many clubs around the world, though, Atletico do not expect to spend big this summer and cannot make a massive offer for Lacazette, while they also need to offload Costa first before pursuing the deal.MORE: Bacary Sagna defends ‘amazing’ Alexandre Lacazette after criticism from Arsenal fansMORE: Alexandre Lacazette responds to rumours he has agreement with Arsenal over exitFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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