Arsenal fans have been reacting to reports that Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette this month.
According to Marca, the Spanish giants are considering the Frenchman in case their pursuit of Edinson Cavani amounts to nothing.
Atleti, who have been linked with Lacazette before, could offer Thomas Lemar as a sweetener.
The winger has recently been linked with the Gunners, as well as Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.
PSG ace Cavani is out of contract at the end of the season, meaning there wouldn’t be any issues for Atletico in terms of his transfer fee.
But wages could potentially be a problem, and Lacazette is supposedly the Plan B should they fail to land the Uruguayan.
Lacazette has been with Arsenal since the summer of 2017 following a £46.5 million transfer from Lyon (BBC Sport).
So far he’s made 107 appearances for the club and scored 42 goals, with six of those coming in the 2019/29 season.
Arsenal fans react
Many Arsenal fans on social media reacted negatively to the swap deal report, with several against any departure for Lacazette and some simply just not keen on Lemar:
Lemar is overrated, Laca is a proven goalscorer, he’ll be back soon
— Chukwuebuka H. Chukwuebuka (@nelsentaylors) 13 January 2020
Laca is probably one of our most important players had of enough of our fans getting on to him
— AFCMOEY (@afcmoey) 13 January 2020
Partey over Lemar would be better for us
— Č 🇸🇮 (@salibaszn_) 13 January 2020
Partey or Jimenez yes, Lemar no
— hbhf (@04zayfc) 13 January 2020
Would be interested if they were offering Thomas Patey
— Violater (@Violater18) 13 January 2020
— RAY-DIANT 💡 (@_Luminous_99) 13 January 2020
Worst deal I’ve heard
— Richard (@rochardteacher) 13 January 2020
If Atlético are serious about swapping Lemar for Lacazette they need to give us £20-30m as well.
— VieiraPaddy (@PaddyArsenal) 13 January 2020
No thanks. Laca has been good for us overall, we shouldn’t abandon him at the first signs of struggle. He’ll start banging in the goals again, Lemar has never scored as many goals as Lacazette.
— XhakaLacadingdong (@lacadingdong) 13 January 2020
Give us Partey then we’ll talk
— Sonny (@AFCSonny_) 13 January 2020
If we’re going to swap Lacazette for someone it has to be Partey or Giminez or we keep him
— KroenkeFanClub (@KroenkeFanClub) 13 January 2020
— Billy (@supermetalbilly) 13 January 2020
I would but only if aubameyang wants to stay because if he wants to leave I would keep lacazette
— Coty (@cotyfour0) 13 January 2020
Original article: https://tbrfootball.com/arsenal-fans-react-to-lacazette-lemar-reports/