Arsenal are likely to be open to offers for Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah this summer, as the two strikers prepare to enter the final year of their contracts.
Football.London report that Arsenal are likely to be open to letting the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah leave the club this summer. Both players have contracts lasting until 2022, meaning they’ll enter their final year in the upcoming window.
Nketiah seems to be particularly out of favour under Mikel Arteta at the moment. Since Christmas, he’s only made three appearances, and only one of them lasting longer than 10 minutes. His one start was in the FA Cup defeat to Southampton.
The 21-year-old is yet to even make a matchday squad in February, and he’s played 10 minutes of the last 10 league games. It seems like the realistic options for him now are to extend and go on loan or find a permanent move.
As for Lacazette, he’s had plenty of games this season. He’s up to 27 appearances in all competitions and 20 of them were starts. Yet he still struggles for consistent goalscoring form and you get the feeling Arsenal don’t see him as their long-term centre-forward.
Whatever happens, it’s clear that this summer is the time to make a decision on their futures.
Arsenal may well look to cash in on both and reinvest in one player to rotate with and eventually take over from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. They have Gabriel Martinelli as another option, so that would leave them with three strikers to choose from.