Arsenal set to sell Aubameyang and Lacazette as Arteta closes in on £25m striker

Arsenal are leading the £25million race to land Celtic hitman Odsonne Edouard as they look to replace Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gunners are set to sell the experienced duo this summer and former Paris Saint-Germain youngster Edouard is at the top of their wanted list.

Edouard, 22, has scored 62 goals in 126 appearances for Celtic and has got several big European clubs mentoring his progress.

The French under-21 international has got both Lille and Lyon interested in taking him back to France while Borussia Dortmund and Red Bull Leipzig have also watched him.

But The Gunners head the queue of clubs which also includes Everton who want to bolster their front line this summer.

Everton are also interested in Lille striker Victor Osimhen which would Mikel Arteta’s chances of landing his number one transfer target for the summer.

A lot has been made of Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal, with Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid eyeing the striker.

The Gabon international is out of contract at the end of next season, meaning the Gunners may be forced into selling their top scorer this summer.

Gunners hero Charlie Nicholas reckons Mikel Arteta should sell Shkodran Mustafi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer to fund Aubameyang’s new contract.


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“You can get rid of Shkodran Mustafi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who has been out on loan,” Nicholas said.

“This will all help to filter through, so there are easy things to do.

“Give him what he wants, get rid of dead wood, you have the kids, and it would not cost £200m to challenge for the top four once more.”

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