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Arsenal have announced that Alexandre Lacazette will leave the club later this month when his contract expires.
An official statement from the Gunners read: “Alex Lacazette will leave us at the end of his current contract, which runs until June 30.”
Manager Mikel Arteta said: “Laca has been a fantastic player for us.
“He was a real leader on and off the pitch and had a very important influence on our young players.
“His engagement with us has been outstanding and we wish him and his family success and happiness.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal target Serge Gnabry has rejected Bayern Munich’s latest contract offer.
With one year remaining on his contract at the Allianz Arena, the Gunners have been linked with Gnabry’s return to the Emirates.
According to Sport Bild, the North Londoners could have received some positive news in their bid to re-sign the winger.
They state that the Germany international has turned down Bayern’s latest contract offer as the club are unwilling to improve on their proposal.
No further talks are planned and a sale is now likely with the German champions keen to offload the 26-year-old to avoid losing him for free.
And Arsenal are increasingly confident of securing a deal for Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus this summer.
But Arteta is backtracking on his plans for a major spending spree after initially targeting up to seven new signings.
Now the Spain head coach may have to settle for three new faces as the Gunners count the cost of missing out on Champions League qualification.
And that will leave him counting on many players who narrowly missed out in the fight with Spurs for fourth place last season.
Arteta has told Arsenal technical director Edu that he needs a 22-man outfield squad to cope with the extra demands of Europa League football next season.
He is currently just 16, although Eddie Nketiah is set to accept the offer of a new £100,000-a-week deal to keep him at the Emirates for another five years.
Finally, Arsenal are ‘convinced’ they can complete the deal for £25million-valued Leicester star Youri Tielemans.
Tielemans is on the Gunners’ radar, and according to the Mirror, North Londoners are ‘convinced’ they can secure a deal this summer.
The midfielder is available for just £25m as he enters the final year of his contract with the Foxes.
The Belgium international is reportedly still keen on a move to Arsenal despite narrowly missing out on Champions League qualification