Alexandre Lacazette set to stay at Arsenal after Pierre Emrick Aubameyang was stripped off from captaincy. Both the Forwards have been struggling this season to find the back of the net. Lacazette only has less than 7 months left on his current contract with the Gunners. He could sign a pre-contract with any club of his choice during the January transfer window. Several clubs in England and Spain will go after the Frenchman next year.
Meanwhile, Arsenal has stripped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the club captaincy and dropped him for their Premier League games following a “disciplinary breach.” Gabon International extended his contract with the Gunners in September 2020, but he is closing on an exit from the Emirates stadium. Mikel Arteta’s side is slowly finding their form back in the league after a poor start to the season.
Alexandre Lacazette was heading towards an exit from the Emirates Stadium due to less game time. However, the 30-year-old broke into the Arsenal Playing XI under Mikel Arteta this season. The Frenchman is back on being an important asset for the Gunners. Lacazette has featured for the club regularly this term has played a key role in Gunner’s change of Fortunes.
Arsenal’s primary objective this season would be to finish at least in the top 6. The North Londoners have gone 5 years without playing in the UEFA Champions League. However, under former manager, Unai Emery Arsenal reached the UEFA Europa League Final in 2019 just to eventually lose against their London rivals Chelsea. However, with Aubameyang stripped of the captaincy during a public fallout, speculation regarding his future has been increasing. Reports are suggesting that the Gunners will look to offload him next month.
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Aubameyang signed a new three-year contract worth an initial £250,000-a-week in September 2020. However, he has endured an alarming dip in form, having not scored since October 22. ESPN understands that COVID-19 was not a key aspect of his latest breach. Aubameyang’s delay in returning to the club might have had potential ramifications for the club’s safety measures. This has happened during a time when Premier League guidelines have been tightened in response to the omicron variant surging through the United Kingdom.
“I have a very good relationship with my players. Everyone has to understand that I always do the best for this club and for this team. And often if that can benefit any individuals, I will always do it. The decisions are not personal; the decisions are just to get performance and the best out of the team. That’s it.”Mikel Arteta added
“Obviously, when a player is not scoring it’s affecting his confidence, it’s affecting the mood and probably the belief, but you have to rebel against this situation, don’t accept it and feel sorry for yourself”.said Arteta on Aubameyang’s situation
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