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.
“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.”