Arsenal would be ‘upgrading’ if they sold Alexandre Lacazette this summer and replaced him with Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, according to Kevin Campbell.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners forward said that Edouard, 22, would would a “an asset” to the club because of his age and talent.
The Daily Star report that Mikel Arteta’s side will consider a swoop for Edouard in the summer when he will have just 12 months left on his contract at Celtic.
His 23 appearances for Neil Lennon’s side in all competitions this season have yielded 11 goals and four assists.
Edouard is yet to earn a call up to the France national side but he has excelled at youth level for Les Bleus – he recently broke the goalscoring record for their Under-21s.
When asked by Football Insider if the Celtic centre-forward would be a welcome addition at the Emirates, Campbell said: “Edouard is an amazing player.
“It is a position that Mikel Arteta and Edu need to look at soon.
“You can upgrade by reducing the age of your striker. Lacazette still has life in him, do not get me wrong, but Edouard is a lot younger. Obviously, if that was to happen, you are bringing an asset into the football club.
“Edouard is very good with his back to goal which is a big advantage. He can be a link man.
“The resale value for Lacazette is not huge and the last chance to sell him for decent money could be this summer.
“There has to be a ruthless streak now. Arteta has to move and shake as he sees fit – nobody is safe.”