Aubameyang, Lacazette and Leno may reportedly all leave in the summer
- Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have 12 months left on his deal this summer.
- The Gabon international is yet to agree new terms and the Gunners may need to cash in unless he does so.
- Now the Daily Mirror report Arsenal will also entertain offers for Alexandre Lacazette and Bernd Leno.
Yep, Bernd Leno. You read that right. Although take it with a pinch of salt: remember, it's the Mirror doing the reporting.
While Auba and Laca have been linked with exits from Arsenal before, the German's name hasn't really popped up anywhere.
But now the Daily Mirror claim Arsenal won't have a huge transfer kitty in the summer and might have to get creative to raise funds. Which, in simpler terms, means selling players who can generate decent cash.
We all know the situation Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in, we know Head of Football Raul Sanllehi is unlikely to let the Gabonese leave for free next summer.
Alexandre Lacazette could be seeking Champions League football, according to the report, so might look for a team that can actually provide it. Plus, he is bang out of form right now and might be viewed as dispensable.
But Bernd Leno... We are not sure it'll be the best decision to raise the money by selling our shot-stopper. Leno saved Arsenal time and again during his two seasons at Arsenal and, realistically, you won't profit a lot by selling your goalie. Unless you can trick Chelsea into buying him.
Then again, goalkeepers are easier to replace and looking at Dean Henderson's and Nick Pope's form, one might wonder if Arsenal have a backup plan in mind if they are indeed considering the possibility of letting Leno leave.
However, it will be one more problem to solve and, ahead of a summer which is promising to be busy indeed, it might not be the best idea to add another item to the shopping list.