Arsenal fans on Twitter have surprisingly endorsed the potential sale of Alexandre Lacazette as the club prepares for a mammoth rebuild after Wednesday’s crushing Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.
The French striker put in a muted display as the Blues ran rampant in the second half of the Baku showcase and now Lacazette has been spotted in Barcelona, following rumours in May of a potential move to the La Liga giants.
The former Lyon hitman enjoyed an excellent season scoring 13 goals and providing ten assists in the Premier League, and his exploits did not go unnoticed as he won Arsenal’s Player of the Season award.
However, those contributions were insufficient as the Gunners missed out on Champions League football after finishing fifth in the Premier League and losing the Europa League final.
Now, Unai Emery faces a daunting squad rebuild and will need major sales to supplement the tiny £45m transfer budget projected to be available to the Spaniard.
When rumours of Barcelona’s interest first surfaced, opinion amongst Arsenal fans was relatively split on potentially parting with Lacazette.
But perhaps because of the heartbreak of the Europa League final, perhaps because it’s now clear Arsenal will need to sell players to significantly upgrade the squad this summer, it appears that many now feel the striker would be a worthwhile casualty.
Check out the best of the reaction to the latest claims about Lacazette below!
Unpopular opinion (I’m a huge fan of his aswell), but if the price is right (€90 million) and Moussa Dembele is available for the amount that is being mentioned (€45-50 million), it’s a no brainer for me.
— Sam (@SK_arsenal) May 31, 2019
2 strikers is a waste anyways. We need 2 wingers and 1 striker. That can be Auba. Sell laca and cash in to invest on defense.
— ImP1 (@AFC_Chill) May 31, 2019
We should push for Cash plus Todibo and Malcom.
Straight swap, Laca for Malcom and Umtiti.
— Moussa Diaby FC (@diaby_fc) May 31, 2019
Buy him Barcelona
— キングナナ (@nkojx) May 31, 2019
Let him go
— Etobin (@Etobin01) May 31, 2019
Hopefully he goes. He’s overrated and we can reinvest in a winger
— . (@rodrigohalop199) May 31, 2019
Sell’em all and start again.
— #KroenkeOut (@1886CannonBall) May 31, 2019
Sell him. Milk ever penny from Barcelona or Atletico. Whoever wants him & are willing to pay 80+ mil. Reinvest that in a proper back line.
— SM. (@SmitMehtaAFC) May 31, 2019
Only 13 League Goals. Not good enough. Let him go…. pic.twitter.com/n2IoWu9irl
— Danni Davies (@dandoggle) May 31, 2019