Arsenal still haven’t made Alexandre Lacazette a contract offer, encouraging European clubs to prepare to hold talks with him in January.

25th August 2021 - The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England EFL Cup Football, West Bromwich Albion versus Arsenal - Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates his goal. Photo: ActionPlus / Graham Wilson
25th August 2021 – The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England EFL Cup Football, West Bromwich Albion versus Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates his goal. Photo: ActionPlus / Graham Wilson

ESPN report that Alexandre Lacazette doesn’t have a new contract offer from Arsenal, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

The report suggests no discussions are ongoing, and Arsenal are choosing to focus their financial resources on other areas of the team.

Arsenal could still make the striker an offer, but at this stage there’s no evidence they’re going to.

Atletico Madrid, Juventus, AC Milan, and Sevilla are all reportedly monitoring the situation. Assuming Lacazette doesn’t suddenly extend, all four clubs will be able to discuss a pre-contract with the 30-year-old in January.

Reports earlier this month suggested that Arsenal may well have looked to make a signing up front if Lacazette had left. But he decided to stay and see out his deal.

GFFN claimed Lacazette’s agents Score Agencies offered him out to pretty much every top European club in the last couple of weeks.

Unfortunately, the sides interested in him could only afford a loan, which Arsenal didn’t want.

It’s hard to imagine Arsenal getting better offers in the January window, with so little money being spent outside of a few select clubs (mostly just the Premier League sides and a few outliers like PSG).

It looks like they’re going to have to cut their losses and move on instead, as there clearly isn’t much appetite to extend his deal either.

Previous articleArsenal player ratings as Aaron Ramsdale helps Gunners win ugly
Next articleLautaro Martinez to sign 5-year-deal
Arsenal fan since a young age, now a season ticket holder who enjoys writing, tweeting and making videos about the Gunners.