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Report: Arsenal ace unlikely to be handed new deal with club already looking for replacement

Arsenal will reportedly not hand Alexandre Lacazette a new contract this summer with the Gunners already working on looking for a replacement for the Frenchman, as well as Eddie Nketiah.

According to the Telegraph, the 29-year-old striker is unlikely to be awarded a new deal with Lacazette’s current contract with Arsenal set to in just over 12 months, with the north London club said to be already scouting for a potential striker this summer to bring in should the French attacker, as well as Nketiah, leave in the off-season.

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Despite the chances of a new contract looking slim, Lacazette has been one of the club’s best performers this season, with the former Lyon star hitting 17 goals in all competitions for Arsenal, the most out of any player in the team this term, as well as taking the armband on multiple occasions throughout the year.

Lacazette is on course to have his most productive season ever for Arsenal nearly four years after joining the club from Ligue 1, yet with the striker turning 30 later this month and Mikel Arteta set for a rebuild of the squad, the Gunners could make some decent money by selling the attacker following this campaign.

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Lacazette’s contributions this season to Arsenal have been nothing short of crucial, with the striker saving the club on numerous occasions with important goals and contributions that have aided the Gunners to further embarrassment, yet even with the Frenchman outperforming Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, this summer would be the best time to move on the former Lyon star.

The club needs improvements everywhere in the squad, and with Aubameyang likely to lead the link next season with Folarin Balogun learning under his wing, Lacazette’s departure will likely bring in much-needed funds that can be used to strengthen vital areas of the team that requires quality.

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