Arsenal are reportedly set to lose star attacking duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette this summer without finding a suitable replacement.
That’s according to the Mirror, who report that it could be a miserable off season at the Emirates Stadium.
Aubameyang will have just one year left to run on his contract come the end of the season, and the Gunners may look to cash in on the club captain instead of letting him leave for nothing.
Meanwhile, strike partner Lacazette could also be heading out of the exit door as it is claimed he wants to play Champions League football, an option that doesn’t appear to be on at Arsenal for next season.
Gunners chiefs are thought to see that double sale as a better option than selling goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who is reportedly attracting a lot of interest.
Head of football Raul Sanllehi spoke cryptically about Arsenal’s plans for the summer transfer window this week.
“That’s when you plan the season ahead [in the summer transfer window],” the Emirates bigwig said.
Arsenal stars Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be on their way out of the club
“Last summer we did an incredible effort where we were very grateful for the support we got from our ownership to really go one step further and make, as I said, a real investment to increase our expectations for the season.
“The winter window is much more tactical. Now we’re going to have conversations between [technical director] Edu and Mikel to see what things we can do or what we should do.
“But again, the strategical window and the one that Edu and his team are always working for in the longer term is the summer window.”
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