Arsenal have managed to move on the players holding up their progress so far and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette should be next.
That’s the view of one fan, who stressed to talkSPORT he doesn’t wasn’t want the club’s best strikers sold immediately, but that it will have to happen sooner rather than later.
Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi have all made way for new recruits to come in and George the Gooner told the Sports Bar he would happily see the back of Aubameyang and Lacazette next if it meant signing a ‘nice, new striker’.
Aubameyang has scored just six goals since signing a new long-term contract last September, while Lacazette is out of contract at the end of next season.
“I really, really don’t like [Granit] Xhaka. I think he’s had great games this season, but he will cost us points at some point this season like he does every time.
“It’s the same with David Luiz. I’m happy that we’ve got rid of Mustafi and other players, but we’ve still got a couple bad eggs left that we need to get out.
“I know this is going to stir a debate, but in attack I’d definitely sell Lacazette and Aubameyang in the next year or two, cash in now while we can.
“I’d cash in on those two, and with that money, get a nice, new striker with [Gabriel] Martinelli also blending in.
“Someone that’s young and raring to go and spend big bucks on him.”
Lacazette, who is Arsenal’s top scorer with 10 goals in all competitions this season, has been linked with moves to Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, Aubameyang made his first Arsenal appearance in four matches when he came off the bench in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Wolves.
The Gunners captain had been absent due to his mother’s health condition, which has since improved.