Arsenal name price for Lacazette as Joe Willock future remains unclear

Though Arsenal have been touted with seemingly hundreds of players in terms of potential arrivals this summer, there are also quite a few of the current crop of Gunners stars nearing the Emirates exit.

Manager Mikel Arteta is under increasing pressure from a disgruntled fanbase that have endured back to back eighth-placed finishes, quite the fall from grace for one of English football's biggest sides.

While the Spaniard has some credit in the bank thanks to his FA Cup success in the 2019/20 campaign, last season passed by without any silverware and a lot of unwanted records broken.

The likes of Burnley, Aston Villa and Wolves all enjoyed comfortable victories over the Gunners at the Emirates, marking Arsenal's worst run of home form in the Premier League era.

As a result, very few players can enjoy the luxury of being deemed indispensable in Arteta's eyes, with a number of players having already departed.

Matteo Guendouzi the most notable exit, the young Frenchman failing to see eye-to-eye with Arteta and after spending last season on loan with Hertha Berlin, his departure was made permanent with a move to Marseille.

With that being said, Mirror Sport has rounded up the latest transfer news surrounding the Gunners on Sunday July 25.

Arsenal name price for Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal have reportedly placed their striker up for sale in a bid to generate funds for a younger model in the form of Chelsea's Tammy Abraham.

A report from The Sun claims the Gunners have made their desire to get Lacazette off the wage books well known and are inviting clubs to bid for the Frenchman.

Once Arsenal's record signing, Lacazette has just one year left on his current Gunners contract and therefore the Arsenal hierarchy are not expecting as much as they once would have for the forward.

£15m is the reported figure that Arsenal would deem sufficient enough to allow the striker to call time on his four-year stay in North London.

Lacazette has enjoyed some big moments in an Arsenal shirt including a number of North London derby goals, but his failure to ever hit 20 goals in any of his seasons at the club mean his stay has to go down as mixed bag at best.

Steve Bruce claims Newcastle still waiting on Willock

Joe Willock won the hearts of the Toon faithful after his remarkable loan spell at St James Park during the second half of last season.

The midfielder broke Premier League records as he bagged seven goals in seven successive games, which left everyone associated with Newcastle desperate to keep him on a permanent basis.

He has since returned to Arsenal, but recent reports have implied the Gunners could still look to cash in on the midfielder with his pathway to the first-team at the Emirates unclear.

Willock appears to be Newcastle's main transfer target this summer, with Bruce conceding as much after a recent pre-season friendly.

“With Arsenal, what are they going to do? They’ve brought in two midfield players. That’s our starting point, with Joe, because let’s be fair, he had an unbelievable three or four months with us.

“But there has to be a time where we know – is it going to be yes or no? There has to come a time when there’s a cut-off, and we have to find out what’s happening.

“We’re still trying our utmost, whether it’s on loan or to buy him. We’re still trying.”

Leicester willing to listen to offers for Maddison

Arsenal have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of Leicester City playmaker James Maddison as a recent report claims the Foxes are now listening to offers for the midfielder.

Three years into his career with the current FA Cup holders and Maddison has emerged as one of the best young creative talents in the Premier League, making 118 appearances for the Foxes and boasting a return of 27 goals and 20 assists in the process.

The England international only put pen to paper on a contract extension last year, keeping him tied to the King Power Stadium until 2024.

However, he has recently been the subject of intense interest from the Gunners and 90 min claim that while Leicester aren't actively trying to offload the star, should a mega-money offer come in they would be open to selling Maddison.

This now means the ball is in Arsenal's court, with Arteta left to mull over a huge bid for Maddison would be worthwhile given fellow playmaker Emile Smith Rowe has only recently signed a contract extension with the Gunners.

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