Good morning Arsenal fans
Arsenal have announced that Alexandre Lacazette will leave the club later this month when his contract expires.
An official statement from the Gunners read: “Alex Lacazette will leave us at the end of his current contract, which runs until June 30th.”
Manager Mikel Arteta said: “Laca has been a fantastic player for us.
“He was a real leader on and off the pitch and was a huge influence on our younger players.
“His commitment to us has been exceptional and we wish him and his family every success and happiness.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal target Serge Gnabry has turned down Bayern Munich’s latest contract offer.
With one year left on his Allianz Arena contract, the Gunners have been linked with Gnabry’s return to the Emirates.
According to Sport Bild, the north Londoners could have received positive news in their attempt to re-sign the winger.
They claim that the Germany international turned down Bayern’s latest contract offer as the club are unwilling to improve their offer.
No further talks are planned and a sale is now likely as the German champions want to ditch the 26-year-old lest they lose him on a free transfer.
And Arsenal are increasingly confident of completing a deal for Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus in the summer.
But Arteta scales back his plans for a big spending spree after initially targeting as many as seven signings.
Now the Spain boss may have to settle for just three new faces as the Gunners calculate the cost of missing out on Champions League qualification.
And that will make him rely on many of the players who narrowly failed in the battle with Spurs for fourth place last season.
Arteta has told Arsenal’s technical director Edu that he needs a squad of 22 outfield players to handle the extra demands of Europa League football next season.
He currently has just 16, although Eddie Nketiah is expected to accept the offer of a new £100,000-a-week deal to keep him in the Emirates for another five years.
Finally, Arsenal are “convinced” they can snap up the £25million-rated Leicester star Youri Tielemans bargain.
Tielemans is on the Gunners’ radar and, according to the Mirror, the north Londoners are “convinced” they can strike a deal in the summer.
The midfielder is available for just £25million as he enters the final year of his Foxes contract.
The Belgium international is said to still be interested in a move to Arsenal despite narrowly missing out on Champions League qualification
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