Arsenal are expected to lose forward Alexandre Lacazette when his current deal expires next summer’s transfer market, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The versatile Frenchman was linked with a potential exit this summer, but the Gunners didn’t receive any suitable offers.
According to Sy Sport Italia journalist, the Gunners were interested in landing Tammy Abraham as a replacement for the 30-year-old former Lyon man.
They tried to offload Alexandre first, but the club’s failure to do so contributed to the Englishman’s permanent move to the Serie A giants Roma.
The Gunners are now expected to keep the attacker for the rest of the season and could see him depart for free next year.
Arsenal don’t have any high-profile centre-forward targets at the moment.
They were mentioned with Inter Milan’s Argentine ace Lautaro Martinez, but the South American is now close to penning a long-term contract.
Fiorentina’s attacking talent Dusan Vlahovic has also been on Mikel Arteta’s side’s radar, but he will not come cheaply in the future with the vast interest.
The Premier League heavyweights registered their first points of the new campaign on Saturday with a 1-0 win against Norwich City.