With only a fortnight left of this winter transfer window, Arsenal could find themselves a striker light and with no time to find a suitable replacement.
The Gunners haven’t been close to their best for large parts of this season, and it’s therefore not a surprise that all won’t have been well behind the scenes.
Mikel Arteta can well do without any more off-field issues upsetting the equilibrium as the north Londoners try desperately to haul themselves back up the Premier League table.
Diego Simeone is known to be a fan at Atletico Madrid, but whether any perceived interest will be followed up is debatable at this stage.
In the meantime, Lacazette needs to knuckle down and help his team-mates do as well as possible, with a move in the summer potentially more suitable for all concerned.