Sky Sports journalist Gerard Brand has made a claim concerning Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette and his future at the north London club.
On the subject of Arsenal and Lacazette’s future, Brand had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I don’t think Lacazette’s going to be at the club for too much longer, really, in my opinion.
“I think he’s improved, but I think valuation, if anything, is going to go up for him and hopefully [Arsenal can] get some money for him in the summer.”
Arsenal signed Lacazette back in the 2017 summer transfer window from French club Olympique Lyon for a fee of £47.7 million.
Since then, the 29-year-old, who is currently valued at £31.5 million, has made 154 appearances for Mikel Arteta’s side across all competitions in which he has managed to score 58 goals and provide 28 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Gerard Brand’s comments on Lacazette…
Taking into account that Lacazette is currently Arsenal’s joint-top scorer in the Premier League with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on eight goals and a decent season rating of 6.88/10 for his performances (as per WhoScored), this shows that he is still an important figure for Arteta’s side.
Do you think Arsenal should sell Lacazette this summer?
However, with Brand’s suggestion that the upcoming summer transfer window could be the best opportunity to get a reasonable figure in terms of a transfer fee for the striker, selling Lacazette could be a good move financially for the Gunners.
In our view, if Lacazette continues to score goals for the club on a regular basis this season, the club should try and keep hold of him, unless he decides he wants to leave, or a club comes in with an offer for him that’s too good to refuse considering the current financial climate.