Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will leave Arsenal this summer, predicts Kevin Campbell

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have been tipped to leave Arsenal
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have been tipped to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will leave Arsenal this summer, according to former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell.

Aubameyang has arguably been Arsenal’s most important player over the past two seasons and has scored 61 goals in 97 appearances for the Gunners since signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

While less prolific, French forward Lacazette has also been a key figure at the Emirates over the last few years, with 45 goals in 114 games.

Despite their influence at Arsenal, both Aubameyang and Lacazette have been heavily linked with moves ahead of the summer transfer window and Campbell reckons they will leave.

‘I just don’t think Arsenal are in a position to keep [Aubameyang],’ the former Gunners striker said.

‘I can’t see us being able to offer him anything like we think we could.

‘We’re not in a great position ourselves and I think he’s one of the assets we can cash in on because there are going to be other positions in the team that need addressing.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will hope to convince the duo to stay
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will hope to convince the duo to stay (Picture: Getty)

‘I don’t think it’s [the club or Aubameyang] trying to cause an impasse, I just think it’s timing. The timing is so, so wrong for Arsenal.

‘Obviously with a new manager again with Mikel Arteta, he’s come in and he’s having to think on his feet, he’s having to learn on the job.

‘He’s done some good things and obviously there are things that are going to need to be addressed.

‘But this is probably the biggest challenge for Mikel Arteta right now in his Arsenal managerial tenure and I don’t think he’s going to be able to keep Aubameyang.

‘You know what, I think Aubameyang and Lacazette are going to go. I think both of them will go. I’m a straight talker and I say it as I see it.

‘Aubameyang they can get something for, I think Lacazette, the way Arteta wants to play, doesn’t really fit the system.

‘So I think there’s going to be a lot of change.’

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