Arsenal change their mind about Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Alexandre Lacazette before the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday March 14, 2021. Copyright: Julian Finney
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Alexandre Lacazette before the Premier League match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday March 14, 2021. Copyright: Julian Finney

Arsenal have reportedly changed their mind about getting rid of Alexandre Lacazette and will open talks with the striker over signing a new deal.

Sheffield United v Arsenal - Premier League - Bramall Lane Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Picture date: Sunday April 11, 2021. Copyright: Laurence Griffiths
Sheffield United v Arsenal – Premier League – Bramall Lane Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. Picture date: Sunday April 11, 2021. Copyright: Laurence Griffiths

For most of the season, it has been expected that, when the summer arrives, Alexander Lacazette would be sold as he enters into the final year of his contract.

Now, however, it is being claimed that with the arrival of Richard Garlick to serve as the club’s new director of football operations, one of his first jobs will be to get the Frenchman to sign on the dotted line.

With 17 goals, and three assists, Lacazette has been Arsenal’s most deadly forward this season and it was frustrating to think that, just as he seemed to have finally settled and found himself, the club were going to ship him out.

Of course, a lot of factors will come into play. Will Laca want to stay? Would you, given the state of Arsenal, if you got an offer from Atletico Madrid, the club you wanted to sign for before you arrived at Arsenal because of their transfer ban?

It will certainly be an interesting situation to keep an eye on.