Ex-Arsenal star suggests that there is potential for a swap deal between Lacazette and striker that ‘reminds me of Tevez’

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It’s a big season for Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal side after such a disappointing 2020/21 campaign, and one former Gunners legend believes that there is the potential to bring a world-class forward to the Emirates Stadium, albeit at the expense of Alexandre Lacazette.

The French striker often flatters to deceive and could be considered surplus to requirements if the Spaniard is able to construct a deal with Inter Milan to acquire Lautaro Martinez.

It’s a big ask at this point in time, particularly so close to the start of the season and with strong rumours linking his strike partner, Romelu Lukaku, to Chelsea.

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However, Michael Thomas can see the logic in the north Londoners’ trying to work something out.

Lautaro Martinez in action for Inter Milan

“[Lautaro] Martinez reminds me of Tevez! He is such a hard worker off the ball and makes unselfish runs to which his current striker partner has benefited massively,” he told CaughtOffside.

“He scores goals, creates them and gives you 100% every game. He is only 23 and if Arsenal are able to bring him in the fans will need to understand the adapting process, but this would certainly be a top signing for the club and a statement of intent going forward.
“It is a massive investment for Arsenal. I think Inter are rumoured to be interested in Bellerin and he supposedly wants to leave, so that would be the obvious choice.
“The only other player that may be able to be a makeweight is possibly Lacazette. By bringing in a striker and not losing one we would obviously be a bit over stocked and I am sure neither would like to spend long durations on the sidelines so this would make sense.
“I, however, LOVE Lacazette and believe he could produce a big season for Arsenal.”

The Premier League is still seen as arguably the best in Europe, and with Inter imploding, Lautaro might see this as the right time to be able to prove himself elsewhere.

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