According to The Telegraph, Gent attacker Jonathan David will only want a move to Arsenal if room is made for him by selling either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette.
It’s claimed that Arsenal are keen on signing David. However, the 20-year-old is firm in his stance that he will only join if room is made for him.
That would mean either Aubameyang or Lacazette would have to go, with their hopes of a deal seemingly over if both players end up staying put
‘For example Jonathan David, the 20-year-old Ghent striker, has been noticed by Arsenal but will only be interested in joining the club if there is a place for him in the team,’ the report reads. ‘If Lacazette and Aubameyang both stay, any move for another forward is much more complicated.’
Aubameyang and Lacazette are both out of contract in 2021, and Arsenal have so far failed to reach agreements with either player.
This report states that Lacazette is more likely to be sold than Aubameyang as things stand. That’s no great shock, with Aubameyang a much more important player.
That was seen on Wednesday night, as Eddie Nketiah led the Arsenal attack rather than Lacazette. Aubameyang was again shoehorned into the side on the left flank
Offloading 29-year-old Lacazette after just seven league goals this season does make sense, and reinvesting cash in signing Canadian talent David could be hugely exciting.
The Gent star has racked up 23 goals and 10 assists this season, playing either as a striker or as a number 10. He is quick, skilful and versatile, whilst possessing major potential – and that’s the kind of signing Arsenal need if they do offload Lacazette.