Alexander Lacazette has no intention of signing a new deal with Arsenal.
The French striker is into the fianl year of his current contract at the Emirates and will be free to begin talks with clubs from abroad in January, and the Gunners may look to move him on anyway, rather than repeat their mistake of allowing players to walk away from the club for free.
He has attracted interest from the likes of perennial suitors Atlético Madrid and Sevilla in Spain, and Juventus in Italy, and a move back to France cannot be discounted.
He started his second game of the season on Wednesday night in the League Cup win over Wimbledon and,, captain for the night, opened the scoring from the penalty spot.
However, he may struggle for Premier League minutes in the time that remains to him in North London, with Mikel Arteta and the club putting the emphasis on youth.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.