Alexandre Lacazette: Who will replace him if he leaves?

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Arsenal’s main striker Alexandre Lacazette has been in great form in 2022 so far, but there are still a lot of transfer rumors floating around about him. A lot of people think he’s going to leave in the summer and make way for some new blood in the Arsenal camp. Who that might be remains to be seen. 

One reason Lacazette might not be leaving The Gunners is the unexpected departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona in January. This has left Arsenal a little short up top, so they’re in desperate need of some attacking options, and might try to hold on to their 30-year-old fFrench striker. 

A lot of bookies will actually let you bet on which clubs are going to sign which players. So, if you fancy a punt on who the next Arsenal number 9 is going to be when Lacazette eventually does leave (or retires!), why not find one of those bookies? You can check out our guide to online sports betting in Ontario to find the best places to do that. 

So let’s examine the potential of Arsenal’s future firepower.

Ollie Watkins

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins will certainly be near the top of Arsenal’s list of options, having been in sparkling form in the Premier League this season so far. The 26-year-old has been drawing a lot of praise for his performances recently, especially having tucked away 16 goals last season in all competitions.

That number is likely to be higher this year as Watkins improves as a player. But will he want to leave Aston Villa right now while he is so young and in form? That remains to be seen. It’s clear that he’s enjoying life under new manager Steven Gerrard. But a step up in terms of club could be great for him, and Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him at The Emirates!

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Alexander Isak

Currently playing for the Swedish national team and La Liga club Real Sociedad, 22-year-old Alexander Isak is a real prospect. His electric pace and sharp finishing have put a hefty price tag on his head over the past couple of seasons, but Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta doesn’t seem put off by that and still considers him to be a potential new player at the club.

There will be a lot of competition for the young man, however. Apparently, Real Madrid are having a good look at him, and if they decide to take the plunge, it’s going to be a tough task for Arsenal to prise him away from them.

Jonathan David

North American players are not all that common in the Premier League, but Canadian player Jonathan David could be about to change that. The young striker, just 22 years of age, currently plays his club football in France for Ligue 1 side Lille. Incidentally, that’s the same league Alex Lacazaette joined from some years ago, having started his club career with Lyon.

David is a serious player. He’s netted 30 goals for Lille in just two seasons and he’s in his prime right now. He will cost Arsenal a pretty penny if they are lucky enough to land him, but as things stand at the moment, it seems like that would be money well spent.

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Ivan Toney

If Arsenal want to minimize the risk of a player changing leagues (everybody knows how much of a step up the EPL is), they could make the swoop for current Brentford star man Ivan Toney. The English-born player is by far their top scorer but seems desperate to leave the club.

Arsenal fans will be all too familiar with Toney after he was part of the side that beat them earlier in the season. Since then, he’s gone on to net several goals for the Bees, but a lot of these have been penalties, prompting some Arsenal fans to wonder if he has quite enough quality to move to The Emirates. 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Another English Premier League player is Everton’s DCL. Born in Sheffield, Calvert-Lewin is only 24 years of age, but once again, there is a bit of a question mark over whether he is good enough to join the Gunners.

A lot of people think he’s exactly what Arsenal need, whereas others disagree. That being said, Arsenal could certainly do a lot worse, and if they end up being desperately in need of a striker, Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be the man for the job!

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