Arsenal have reportedly put together a five-man shortlist of attacking players who can replace Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez if they leave north London this summer.
With both stars’ contracts set to run out next summer and the club allegedly reluctant to allow them to leave for free, Arsenal are apparently lining up five men who could step in and do their job.
While Ozil appears to be happy where he is, he wants Champions League football, which Arsenal failed to secure for next season, and Alexis has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
Of course, no one will ever be able to replace Mesut Ozil, and Alexis has been immense for Arsenal this season, scoring 30 goals over all competitions, but surely it’s sensible to have a back-up plan, right?
Here are the five players Arsenal are looking at, according to the Telegraph.
Arsenal were heavily linked with Lyon striker Lacazette last summer, even having a bid of €35m very publicly rebuffed by the Ligue 1 club.
The Gunners are reportedly returning for the Frenchman, who’s netted 37 goals in 45 appearances this season. However, he’s allegedly far more interested in signing for Atletico Madrid.
How likely: Not very