Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette might attract interest from other clubs in January, Nigel Winterburn has said. He recently revealed that even if there was little substance to the speculation surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over the summer, things might change in January.
According to him, the fact that Lacazette is into the last year of the contract means he might decide to not extend ahead of an exit from the club.
He added that the Frenchman’s future might depend on where Arsenal is on the table before next year.
His words, “Potentially, but it’s very difficult to say because Aubameyang signed that new deal, so I would be surprised if he was pushing to move away.”
“His form wasn’t great last season, and he needs to pick that up before anything.”
“Lacazette is the one into his last year, so that would be the most likely scenario that he could leave if someone came in with an offer.”
“It would depend on where Arsenal are in the table and whether someone can be brought in to fill that role.”
“If they let one of those two go, then we’ll be left so short up front.”
“We’re already a little short in that area at the minute, but when we get to January the rumours may surface again with Arsenal potentially looking to bring someone in.”
On Aubameyang, “I don’t think personally that was ever viable for Arsenal.”
“It was mentioned that Tammy Abraham might come, but I don’t think Arsenal were going to let anyone go in that area without getting a replacement.”
“We’ve struggled for goals, so there was no way I believed Arsenal would let any of their strikers go without securing a deal for someone else.”
“It became apparent that those deals weren’t going to happen, so I never believed any of the stories.”
“Both Lacazette and Aubameyang were being linked away, so there was never anything specific in there for me.”
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