On the latest video on his YouTube channel, Charles Watts outlined his belief that Arsenal will look to make changes at the top end of the pitch over the summer.
Club-captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang played several games on the left-hand side of the Gunners attack in the early stages of the season, but a shift into the centre in recent weeks has proved successful.
One man who could make way as the north London outfit’s new-look attack takes shape is Alexandre Lacazette. The former Lyon man only has 18 months left to run on his current contract, and with funds limited for Arteta’s rebuild at the Emirates Stadium, Watts believes the Frenchman could be sacrificed to make space for new arrivals.
He said: “We don’t know if Lacazette is staying yet, that’s not something that Arsenal have decided. There will be talks with him in the summer about what to do with him, he’s got one year left in his contract.
“Personally, I think they’ll probably end up trying to move him on – whether Lacazette wants to do that we’ll have to wait and see, but I think Arsenal would ideally like to move him on, get some money and look to shake the striker department up in the summer.”
TIF Thoughts on Lacazette…
Although Lacazette has played a big role in north London this season, featuring 33 times in all competitions and scoring 12 goals in the process, selling him this summer could be beneficial to Arteta in the long run.
According to Spotrac, the forward is the fourth-highest earner at Arsenal as is valued by Transfermarkt at £31.5m, meaning his sale would provide significant funds when the club search for a replacement.
Lacazette has had a successful spell on English shores since arriving from Ligue 1 back in 2017, winning the FA Cup and scoring 60 goals for the Gunners, but it appears as though his time in the Premier League may be coming to an end.