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Unai Emery considering offloading Alexandre Lacazette in shock deal

Turkish media boldly claim the Gunners striker could be on his way out of the Emirates after just one season

ARSENAL striker Alexandre Lacazette has emerged as a shock target for Fenerbahce, according to reports in Turkey.

The 27-year-old starred for the Gunners towards the back of the season, but is has been claimed that Unai Emery does not rate the Frenchman.

Alexandre Lacazette is a reported target for Turkish side Fenerbahce

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Alexandre Lacazette is a reported target for Turkish side Fenerbahce

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is reportedly not a fan of the Gunners striker according to Turkish media

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery is reportedly not a fan of the Gunners striker according to Turkish media

According to news outlet Fotomac, Fenerbahce are eyeing up a move for the former Lyon star to partner ex-Tottenham flop Roberto Soldado up top.


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While they also report that Emery wants to replace Lacazette with Valencia forward Rodrigo.

The former Bolton loanee netted 19 times for the La Liga club this term, with his form earning himself a spot in Spain’s World Cup squad.

However it seems highly unlikely that Lacazette will depart the Emirates just one year after joining the club for a then club-record fee of £46.5million.

Lacazette, 27, banged in 17 goals in all competitions since joining from Lyon last summer

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Lacazette, 27, banged in 17 goals in all competitions since joining from Lyon last summer

It has been claimed that Emery is lining up Rodrigo to replace Lacazette should the Frenchman depart the club

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It has been claimed that Emery is lining up Rodrigo to replace Lacazette should the Frenchman depart the club

He finished the campaign with 17 goals and four assists in his maiden season in England – a modest return considering he was sidelined through injury in the middle of the campaign.

While he also forged a formidable partnership up front with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, however it remains to be seen where Emery will play the duo.


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Lacazette was left out of Didier Deschamps’ French squad for Russia, with Arsenal legend Robert Pires revealing he was left upset about being omitted.

He said: “He’s a professional, of course [but] he’s very upset.

“When you play for a team like Arsenal, your objective is to always play for your country.

“Especially this season because of the World Cup.

“Of course he was upset but he respects [Didier] Deschamps’ decision.

“I think Lacazette is very important for the squad. I believe in Alex.”


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