Arsenal will ‘sacrifice’ Alexandre Lacazette this summer to part-fund ‘a number of new signings’.

That is according to former Gunners forward Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the possibility of the 29-year-old leaving the Emirates at the end of the season.

Lacazette has started four of Arsenal’s last five Premier League games, including Saturday night’s 3-0 loss against Liverpool.

A £52million signing from Lyon in 2017, the French striker has just over a year to run on his contract in north London.

According to ESPN, Sevilla, Roma and Atletico Madrid are among a growing list of teams eyeing a move for Lacazette this summer.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the centre-forward’s future, Campbell said: “If it was up to me, I would keep him.

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“However, I think Arteta wants to make a number of new signings and in order to do that he needs to raise funds.

“Lacazette is going to be one of those plays who may be sacrificed and I totally understand that because the bigger picture is always more important.” 

Speaking on Lacazette’s future last week, Arteta, as quoted by Goal, said: “The situation with Laca we will address in the summer, speak to him, propose the future we want and that’s it.

“Now I just want players focused and only focused on performing and getting the best out of them for the team.”

In other news, a La Liga pundit has dropped a major Fekir injury claim ahead of his potentially ‘amazing’ Arsenal move.