Arsenal must not be bullied into selling Alexandre Lacazette as transfer news emerged from Mundo Deportivo that Inter Milan have made him their number one target in the upcoming summer transfer window to replace Lautaro Martinez, who could be set for a move to FC Barcelona.
Indeed, Lacazette is arguably not enjoying the best of seasons at the north London club, scoring just nine goals and making three assists in 26 appearances in all competitions so far, according to Transfermarkt.
The Gunners are also sitting in ninth place in the Premier League table at the moment on 40 points, potentially sitting eight away from a UEFA Champions League place with just nine games left to play, as per the BBC.
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On the other hand, Inter are currently sitting relatively comfortably in third spot in the Serie A table on 54 points with 13 matches still left to play (via the website).
With Milan looking more likely to be able to offer Lacazette Champions League football, the 29-year old may be persuaded by the move.
However, AFC must not be bullied into selling the £43.2m-valued ace, especially given that the future of fellow strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains unclear.
The Gabonese international has reportedly been offered a contract extension by the Emirates faithful, but has not yet signed a new one and will only have a year left on his current deal in the summer.
If Arsenal want to qualify for the Champions League in the near distant future, then they arguably must keep hold of both players if possible, meaning that they must not be bullied into selling Lacazette.
Indeed whilst he hasn’t been prolific this term, he has shown in the past that he is capable having netted 19 goals in all competitions last season, whilst also chipping in with 13 assists (Transfermarkt).
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