Board told to sign up Frenchman while Spaniards discuss Madrid letting midfielder join Arsenal

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Will Lacazette stay?

Footy legend Noel Whelan reckons Arsenal should pull out all the stops to keep hold of Alexandre Lacazette, while Marca have questioned Real Madrid’s decision to sell Martin Odegaard to Arsenal

Lacazette is a man that has been in the headlines alot over the past few months as there is alot of speculation in the media that he could depart the club after failing to agree a new contract, and with talks not happening until the summer, there are a few clubs that could swoop in.

But Whelan has opened up and encouraged the Gunners to offer Lacazette the contract that he deserves, as he is putting in the top performances that Mikel Arteta is looking from his experienced players,
He told Football Insider: “He’s got a part to play beyond this summer, for sure

“He is still putting in these top performances and showing this professionalism despite his contract situation and despite what happened with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

“He has got some real character about him. [Mikel] Arteta must be looking and thinking: ‘How can I let a player like this go.’

“He’s stepped up to be a real leader in this Arsenal side. He’s taken the responsibility and that’s commendable considering all the speculation about his future.

“It will be hard to ignore not only the performances but also the character and attitude he’s shown. He could stay yet.”

Meanwhile, Spanish publication Marca have questioned Real Madrid’s decision to sell Martin Odegaard to Arsenal.

Odegaard’s been one of the Gunners’ stand-out stars this season – and is a big reason why the club are still challenging for that top four spot and Champions League football for next season, leading Marca to question Real’s handling of the midfield maestro.

Marca wrote: “Arsenal have put faith in him, giving him a deal which runs until 2026, while Real Madrid didn’t show any real willing to keep him in Spain.

“Arteta has shown he trusts Odegaard, and many other young players for that matter, and his youthful Arsenal side are really enjoying their football at the moment and, importantly, delivering on the pitch.

“With how he’s performing at the moment, you have to wonder if Real Madrid made a mistake letting him go 12 months ago.”

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Lacazette is coming towards the back-end of his playing days so it would not be a shock to see him depart the club. But Arsenal managed to get Odegaard for a good price, he really looks like a quality player


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