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Arsenal news: Alexandre Lacazette ‘considering exit’ after falling down pecking order

A number of European clubs are keeping tabs on his situation with three days remaining of transfer window

Alexandre Lacazette is considering his future after falling down the Arsenal pecking order, according to reports.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has started the season as the Gunners’ sole striker and boss Unai Emery has dismissed the idea of playing with two up top.

Alexandre Lacazette is reportedly considering his future at Arsenal

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Alexandre Lacazette is reportedly considering his future at Arsenal

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Lacazette has played all three Premier League games so far but has never featured for longer than 45 minutes.

Le10Sport claim the France striker, 27, is open to the possibility of leaving – with three days left of the transfer window.

A number of top European clubs are said to be interested in Lacazette and are monitoring the situation.

Arsenal signed the forward from Lyon for a club-record £52million last summer.


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Alexandre Lacazette has started every game on the bench this season

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Alexandre Lacazette has started every game on the bench this season

Alexandre Lacazette insists he has no problem with striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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Alexandre Lacazette insists he has no problem with striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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But his status was short-lived as they splurged £56m on Aubameyang, 29, from Borussia Dortmund just six months later.

Lacazette, who scored 17 goals in all competitions last season, insists he has no issue with the extra competition up front and is happy in North London.

He said: “I never said it was bad for me, only people in the press said it was bad.

“I was happy because I knew I could play with him. I didn’t see him as a rival more than a team-mate, so since the beginning I was happy about his signature.”

Former Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp has urged Emery to rethink his formation to work both Aubameyang and Lacazette in.

Lacazette came on at half-time for Alex Iwobi against West Ham with the score level and helped the Gunners run out 3-1 winners.

Writing in his column for The Daily Mail, Redknapp said: “Emery has to find a way to get them both into the team. Saturday’s victory against West Ham showed him why he must do so.

“Not only do Lacazette and Aubameyang have a the makings of a good relationship on the pitch but they seem as thick as thieves off it.

“When Arsenal are facing lesser opposition — especially at the Emirates — they will be far more effective if they deploy their powerhouse strike partnership.”


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