Arsenal ‘are scouting Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri’ as Mikel Arteta hunts for a new striker with Alexandre Lacazette out of contract next summer and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future up in the air after being stripped of the captaincy
- Alexandre Lacazette’s current contract at Arsenal is set to expire in summer
- The Frenchman has rejected a new deal and is free to open talks in January
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future in uncertain after losing the captaincy
- Arsenal are scouting Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri as a striker replacement
Mikel Arteta could be on the hunt for a new striker in January with Alexandre Lacazette’s running down and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future at the Emirates uncertain.
Aubameyang has missed the Gunners’ last five matches following internal disciplinary action.
The Gabon international has been stripped of the captaincy and has been banished to the sidelines, leaving his future at the club in doubt.
Arsenal could look to sign a new striker in January with Alexandre Lacazette’s (right) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s (left) futures at the club uncertain
The Gunners are reportedly scouting Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri (pictured)
Lacazette has rejected Arsenal’s latest contract offer, according to French outlet L’Equipe.
The Frenchman’s deal expires in summer and he is free to talk to overseas clubs in January.
Arteta is also set to lose four players to the Africa Cup of Nations in January, leaving his squad threadbare.
Mikel Arteta (right) is also set to lose four players to the Africa Cup of Nations in January
Arsenal have been linked to Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic and Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The Gunners face stern competition for Vlahovic and have reportedly been rebuffed in their efforts to sign the striker with Juventus believed to be his preferred destination.
The north London side have been linked with Calvert-Lewin for several weeks, despite his long-term thigh injury.
Arsenal have also been scouting Sevilla forward Youssef En-Nesyri, according to reports from ESPN.
The Moroccan has scored three goals in eight league games for the Spanish side this term
The 24-year-old is said to be a cheaper alternative to Vlahovic and Calvert-Lewin
The Moroccan has made just eight LaLiga appearances for Sevilla this term due to a muscle injury but has returned from the sidelines.
The forward has scored three goals in the league games this term and found the net 24 times in 52 appearances in all competitions last season.
He was also part of the Sevilla team that won the Europa League in August 2020.
Aubameyang (right) has been stripped of the captaincy following a discipliary breach
Lacazette’s existing deal runs out at the end of the season but Arteta reportedly wants him to stay.
The 30-year-old is currently wearing the captain’s armband after Aubameyang lost the captaincy.
If Lacazette were to sign a new contract it is believed he would become the club’s permanent skipper ‘He’s the next in line,’ Arteta told reporters, via The Mirror.