Newcastle United are reportedly eyeing Arsenal striker.

According to the Sunday People (24/10, pg 54), the Magpies’ new owners are keen on the French striker, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

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Alexandre Lacazette (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Lacazette has been with the Gunners since the summer of 2017.

He signed from Lyon, and became the club’s record signing for £46.5 million (BBC Sport).

To date, he has made 176 appearances for Arsenal, and scored 68 goals. He’s also tabled 29 assists. 51 of those goals have come in the Premier League.

Following the arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January 2018, Lacazette has not been a nailed-on starter at the Emirates Stadium.

He is a player that divides opinion, but there is no doubting he is a top-class all-round striker on his day.

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Alexandre Lacazette (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

According to the Sunday People, Lacazette is ready to leave Arsenal, and the club are prepared to listen to offers.

Right now of course, Newcastle needed to be focusing on strengthening at the back.

 

They have shipped 20 goals in the Premier League so far – only Norwich City have conceded more.

But a little extra firepower wouldn’t go amiss, especially since Callum Wilson’s record with injuries is far from perfect.

Lacazette would be a shrewd signing

Given Lacazette is out of contract at the end of the season, there is little chance of Arsenal being able to demand big money.

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Alexandre Lacazette (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Realistically Newcastle should be adding another striker in January, as Dwight Gayle and Joelinton aren’t good enough back-ups.

Lacazette is a proven goalscorer at Premier League and Ligue 1 level.

He obviously knows Joe Willock well, and could also forge a good partnership with fellow countryman Allan Saint-Maximin.

This could well be a really shrewd signing from the new owners if it comes to fruition.

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