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EPL: Lacazette ready for showdown with Arsenal

Timothy Aiyeku

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The future of French striker Alexandre Lacazette has been up in the air since even before the summer transfer window was opened withs speculations that he would be sold by Arsenal.

The former Lyon striker was not consistent in the Mikel Arteta team as he was handed some bench roles which is reported to be making him uncomfortable. It is claimed that he is unhappy with the situation which sparked speculations that he is leaving.

Already, Alexandre Lacazette has been linked with a number of clubs, including Atletico Madrid and Juventus. It is claimed that he is on the top list for the Italian Serie A outfit while other reports state that the Gunners are ready to swap him for their midfield target, Thomas Partey.

It is now reported by ESPN that Alexandre Lacazette is uncomfortable with the speculations and will hold talks with the club to seek clarification over his future and his role in Mikel Arteta’s team for the new season.

Apparently, the former Lyon striker will decide to leave the Emirates Stadium if the Spanish manager cannot guarantee him of regular playing time.

Meanwhile, selling Alexandre Lacazette will help the Gunners to cash in for other transfer deals. the talks have to be held and the decision must be made.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.