Uproar at Emirates Stadium As Arsenal Vow Not to Renew Another Striker’s Contract Amid Links to Lyon

Uproar at Emirates Stadium As Arsenal Vow Not to Renew Another Striker’s Contract Amid Links to Lyon

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Alexandre Lacazette is set to leave Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of the season when his contract expires
  • The French striker is believed to have opened talks with former club Lyon in preparation for a summer move back to France
  • Lacazette is currently the Arsenal captain after he was given the armband by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta when Aubameyang was stripped of the club’s captaincy

Arsenal have decided not to offer striker Alexandre Lacazette a new contract with the Frenchman’s current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

The 30-year old striker who has struggled for consistency in is set to join the likes of high profile players such as Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil to leave the Emirates in recent months.

Uproar at Emirates Stadium As Arsenal Vow Not to Renew Another Striker’s Contract Amid Links to Lyon
Alenxandre Lacazette has struggled for form this season with the striker scoring only three Premier League goals this season. Photo by Khloe Knott
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According to a report via the Mirror, Lacazette recently rejected the offer of a new deal at the Emirates - a one-year extension - in favour of searching for a long-term deal elsewhere

The striker is believed to want a long term contract at the Emirates but it appears Arsenal are not willing to offer him anything higher than a one-year contract.

Lyon show interest in signing Lacazette

Meanwhile, French club Lyon have indicated an interest in bringing Alexandre Lacazette back to the Groupama Stadium.

According to a report via 90 MIN, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted that the club will try to re-sign Arsenal's 30-year-old striker on a free transfer in the summer.

Lacazette began his football career with Lyon and scored a total of 129 goals in 275 appearances for the French Club before making a move to the Emirates in 2017.

The forward is still undecided about his future but it appears a switch back to France will tempt the striker.

Arsenal to Offer Mikel Arteta £180million for Summer Transfers

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Arsenal are ready to back manager Mikel Arteta in the summer transfer window as the Gunners aim to strengthen its squad ahead of next season.

The Gunners witnessed the sales of top players in the January window with players such as Calum Chambers, Sead Kolasinac and Aubameyang ended up leaving on a permanent basis.

Arsenal are now reportedly eyeing another summer of spending as Mikel Arteta is set to be handed a £180million transfer war chest.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..
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