Lyon forward Memphis Depay is reportedly to be deployed as a potential replacement for Arsenal stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette if they leave the Emirates.
The Gunners’ attackers both face uncertain future in the club, with Aubameyang’s contract expiring in 2021 and Lacazette’s only a year later.
Gabon International is chased by a number of major European clubs including Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan after another impressive season, scoring 17 goals in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Lacazette fought for the goals and was regularly replaced by 21-year-old Eddie Nketiah, prompting speculation that the Frenchman might also have left the club this summer.
And second The 10 Sport, in case one or both of the attackers go, Mikel Arteta is thrilled that the former Manchester United Depay forward arrives in substitution.
The 26-year-old struggled to make an impact during his two-year spell at Old Trafford, but regained shape in Ligue 1.
Depay’s contract will expire next summer and the report says he is looking elsewhere, with a return to the Premier League a potential option.
Arteta is believed to assess the technical ability and personality of the Dutch national team.
The Gunners and Aubameyang have been closed in negotiations for months, with no solution yet to be found.
And speaking before the Arsenal Premier League clash against Norwich City on Wednesday, the Spanish boss admitted that he has no “updates” on the situation.
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