Following a major coup in the summer when Arsenal landed Alexandre Lacazette, we seen many proclaim that he would be among the top strikers in the league. Indeed, other English sides were seen to be visibly frustrated that Lacazette chose the Gunners.
However, despite plundering 9 goals, the 26-year-old has failed to live up to expectation and, if rumours are true, he could be set for a London exit after a sole year. Having stuck around Lyon for years, determined to make the right move from his boyhood club, ‘Laca’ could be set to move on after a single season.
Indeed, with the likes of ex-Arsenal star Emmanuel Peitt saying that he believes coach Arsene Wenger is ‘gone’ with regards to patience in his #9, it sounds like an exit could be on the cards. With Atletico Madrid long-term admirers of the Frenchman, he could make a move to Spain and join the side that only a transfer ban stopped him from moving to.
A powerful and impressive forward, Lacazette’ struggles in England have been a surprise. Having only completed 90 minutes 7 times in the league, though, an exit seems the most likely solution.