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Arsenal’s Lacazette chased by two Premier League clubs

Alexandre Lacazette is understood to be on the radar of English top-flight duo West Ham United and Newcastle United, as the player nears the end of his contract.

While there has been no indication as to whether Arsenal plan to offer the French striker a contract, the likelihood is that this will not happen, with the player having turned 30 this year.

Arsenal’s Lacazette chased by two Premier League clubs

The player has just one goal to his name in four Premier League appearances for the club this season and, despite boss Mikael Arteta seemingly content to select him, there are suggestions that director of football (and former player), Edu has already started looking for a striker to replace him.

 

West Ham light in attack

It is perhaps testament to the work that Hammers’ boss David Moyes has done, that the club have had a great start to the season, with only one major striker; the prolific Michail Antonio.

However, it was no secret that the club were looking for a striker in the summer transfer window and despite failing to sign one, it appears that Lacazette might just fit the bill for Moyes.

One concern might be the player’s age, though Antonio at 31 has proven to Moyes that this might not be too much of an issue.

Lacazette arrived at Arsenal, from French club Lyon in 2017 for a then club-record transfer fee of £46.5 million and has scored 68 goals and supplied 29 assists in 176 appearances for the Gunners, so there can be no doubting his pedigree.

 

Useful addition to Newcastle

If the player is attracted by the project on Tyneside, a move to the Magpies may be an attractive proposition, especially where wages are concerned. It is understood that the club is planning a significant outlay in January, following their takeover and someone of Lacazette’s experience could be handy in helping the club to avoid relegation.

He would also team up with compatriot Allan Saint-Maximim in attack, where the pair could make for a flourishing partnership, especially if Lacazette can hit the ground running.

A centre forward certainly appears to be a main priority in January for Newcastle, though the Arsenal player could well be one of two attackers to come through the door.