Arsenal transfer round-up: Alexandre Lacazette eyes switch and Josh Kroenke’s budget hint

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The future on Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette took another turn just hours after director Josh Kroenke gave a huge hint about the club’s New Year’s transfer plans.

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Mikel Arteta reviews Watford’s win

There is nothing stopping Arsenal now.

Sunday’s meager 1-0 win at Watford may not have made the headlines, but that result, combined with Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham, means Arsenal are currently boasting their longest unbeaten run in the league after eight games unbeaten.

Mikel Arteta must be commended for his commitment to his principles and the rejuvenation of an Arsenal that looked hopeless after the first few games of the Premier League season.

But there is still work to be done before the Gunners can make a comeback among the elite in English games – which is where they aspire to be.

This means more investment will likely be needed in January, even after spending more than any other Premier League team in the summer. football mirror Take a look at the latest transfer news from North London.

Lacazette eyes Spanish switch








Alexandre Lacazette’s future remains unclear with Atletico Madrid, the latest club to express interest in the French striker
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Alexandre Lacazette has returned to Arteta’s plans in recent weeks, but doubts remain over his long-term future.

The Frenchman is in the last few months of his current agreement at the Emirates Stadium.

And while he topped Arsenal’s top scorer charts last season, there was still little to suggest an extension of his four-and-a-half year stay in London.

According to a new report from La Razon, the constant forgetfulness surrounding Lacazette’s future has put Atlético de Madrid on high alert.

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The La Liga champions are on the market in search of a striker and have recently been credited with caring for the incredible prodigy of RB Salzburg, Karim Adeyemi.

However, it is believed that Atletico are more interested in the deal for Lacazette, which will cost nothing in the summer, due to the payment of a large fee to Adémi.

Kroenke drops January tip








Josh Kronk has given a big hint about Arsenal’s New Year’s transfer plans
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In an extended interview with Sky Sports, Gunners manager Josh Kroenke looked at a range of topics on Sunday.

But one of the most interesting aspects of his interview were Kroenke’s comments on the work in the transfer window, and that there is still work to be done despite “a lot of progress”.

“We had a clear idea of ​​what we had to do with the team and there were a lot of areas to tackle,” Kroenke said.

“Have we been able to tackle it all in one window? I don’t think we’ve done that or been able to do it, but we have made great progress in certain areas.”




Kroenke’s message is the clearest hint yet that Arsenal are aware there is still work to be done despite their massive summer spending.

No team in the Premier League has come close to matching Arsenal’s £150m spending on six new deals. But additional reinforcements are likely to arrive in January to bolster the club’s bid to reach the top four.

Given how much Arteta’s new recruits have been so far this season, Gunners fans should be excited at the prospect of seeing similar action take place in January.

Bill shock passed?








Arsenal linked with an unexpected attack on Real Madrid Gareth Bale
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Although Kroenke’s comments opened the door to deals to be struck in the new year, it is unlikely that anyone would have Gareth Bale’s name in mind.

According to TransferMarketWeb, Arsenal are preparing a £2.4m discounted bid for Bale in the new year.

A move for Bale could represent a drastic change of approach from Arteta – which is unusual given how his current transfer strategy is currently profiting the Gunners.

But strange things have happened in football, and there was talk in Spain last month of a deal being discussed between Arsenal and Real Madrid to replace Bale with Lacazette.

Although it is unlikely for Bale, due to his connections at Tottenham, to land in the Emirates, it is not unreasonable for him to travel somewhere in January given that he will only have a few months left in his deal with Real Madrid.


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