Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has reportedly been linked with a surprise move away from the Emirates Stadium this month. The France international has made three substitute appearances under Unai Emery since the start of the season and reports now suggest that he could seek a surprise exit before the transfer window closes across Europe.
According to Le10Sport, the 26-year-old is deemed to be considering his Gunners future after failing to start a single game since the start of the campaign. It is added that the marksman is attracting plenty of interest from top European sides but the north Londoners remain reluctant to consider his position until January at the least.
Lacazette has become a regular from the substitutes’ bench since the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last winter but it would still come as a surprise, if he is to pursue a fresh challenge away from the Capital outfit.
Most recently, the Frenchman dismissed the suggestions that he is unhappy after talking up the prospect of securing a regular role under Emery and he could do the same before the international break.
Lacazette has looked lively on the playing field whenever he has come off the bench and last weekend’s game against West Ham United was a particular highlight after he was influential towards the Gunners’ second strike in a 3-1 comeback win.
Gunners boss Emery has been ringing in the changes in every game this term with under-performers being dropped to the bench and Lacazette could be one of those getting a run in the starting lineup at Cardiff City this weekend in Alex Iwobi’s expense.
Mesut Ozil is another who is in contention for a starting role after recovering from an illness but a report from The Telegraph has recently suggested that he may not retain a regular position unless he brings a consistency into his game.