Arteta set to offload Lacazette, Aubameyang, Ozil in major shake-up

first_img Loading… Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Best Movie Robots Of All TimeTake A Look At The Celebs Who Lost Their Money And WhyWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Top 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?World’s Most Delicious Foods Mikel Arteta is planning a major Arsenal shake-up to kickstart his stalled Emirates revolution. And senior stars including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil are all threatened. Lacazette, Aubameyang, Ozil are all at risk as Mikel Arteta plans an Arsenal shake-up New boss Arteta has been disappointed by the team’s lack of progress since he was appointed seven weeks ago. Now he believes his under-performing squad needs major surgery after assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the players he inherited from Unai Emery. With the team in serious danger of failing to qualify for Europe for the first time since 1996, Arteta accepts he might have to sell a number of the club’s highest-paid players to finance a summer spending spree. Experienced strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be casualties if Mikel Arteta sells to fund a reshuffle Six senior players, including top earners Ozil and Aubameyang, are out of contract in less than 18 months’ time. And head of football Raul Sanllehi has made it clear to Arteta that no one will be allowed to run down their deals then leave as a free agent next year. Arteta is eager to keep captain Aubameyang and still hopes his top scorer will sign a contract extension.center_img But all negotiations have been put on hold until the end of the season, when the club will have a clearer understanding of their financial situation. Aubameyang, who turns 31 in June, does not want to spend another season outside the Champions League and is aware of Barcelona’s interest.Arteta acknowledges that a player who cost them £60million two years ago cannot be allowed to leave for nothing. And it is a similar situation with Ozil, who has not scored all season and has managed just one assist in the league. The 31-year-old has been substituted in six of his eight games for Arteta but insists he is happy at the Emirates and plans to see out his £350,000-a-week contract. French international striker Lacazette has also struggled to impress Arteta and has failed to score a Premier League goal in two months. If Aubameyang can be persuaded to stay, then Lacazette, 28, could find himself surplus to requirements and suddenly on the market before his resale value plummets. Mikel Arteta is ready to swing the axe after being unimpressed by Arsenal so far Read Also: Real Madrid, Barcelona battle Man Utd for £60m-rated Grealish Arteta also faces some big defensive calls, with Sokratis, David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi all in the final 18 months of their contracts and uncertain of their place in Arteta’s long-term planning. Arteta’s men fly to Dubai this evening and he hopes four days of warm-weather training can reinvigorate his struggling team. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img

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