Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is set to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June. Lacazette joined the Gunners from Lyon in 2017 and has scored 71 goals in his 206 appearances for the club. He has been below par this season scoring just six goals in 36 appearances for the club in the Premier League.

“Laca has been a fantastic player for us. He’s been a real leader on and off the pitch and has been a very important influence to our younger players,” Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said about Alexandre Lacazette. “His commitment to us has been exceptional and we wish him and his family success and happiness.”

“A big thank you to Laca from everyone at Arsenal. He’s been really important for us,” Arsenal technical director Edu said. “He will always be part of the Arsenal family and we wish him well for everything in the future.”

“Arsenal are primed to have another busy summer. Missing out on Champions League football may affect spending plans, but there are areas Edu and Mikel Arteta will want to strengthen,” Dharmesh Sheth said. “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s departure in the last transfer window means Arsenal are definitely in the market for a striker. The Gunners’ strike force is boosted by Eddie Nketiah being on the verge of signing a new contract this summer. With Alexandre Lacazette leaving, expect one or two new players to arrive upfront. Folarin Balogun has had a loan spell with Middlesbrough – expect him to return to fight for his place.”

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