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Arsenal urged to replace Lacazette with French forward

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Arsenal should be looking to replace Alexandre Lacazette with a fellow compatriot ready to move up the footballing ladder, says Kevin Campbell.

Kevin Campbell has urged Arsenal to replace Alexandre Lacazette with Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard.

Mikel Arteta does have plenty of firepower at his disposal. In Lacazette and Aubameyang, the Arsenal boss has himself a star-studded frontline.

Gunners captain Aubameyang is pretty much the main man for Arsenal in the final third of the field. The Gabonese was recently tied to a new lucrative contract until 2023.

Elsewhere, Eddie Nketiah is one for the present and future and has done a decent job as an understudy to the aforementioned names.

However, the Gunners have seen market moves mooted in recent windows.

Celtic star Edouard was said to be a top target for Arteta over the summer. Rumors suggested that Lacazette could be heading for the exit door at Emirates Stadium.

No deal was done, but there could be a window of opportunity.

Campbell believes 22-year-old Edouard is ready for the bigger step in his career and Arsenal should explore the chance of signing the Celtic man.

“There was talk of a move to Arsenal,” former Gunners striker Campbell told Football Insider of Edouard, who has scored 68 times in 137 appearances for Celtic.

“They have been utilising Aubameyang from the left and Lacazette is the one that Edouard could come in for.

“Lacazette is the wrong side of 30 now. That move may still happen because Edouard is a really talented player.”

“He is a natural goalscorer who is very cute around the box. A player that would be a great addition to anybody but for now he is at a huge club in Celtic.”

“He is the top man there and I see him staying there at least until next summer.”

“If Celtic get 10 [titles in a row] they might move and shake a little bit.”

Atletico Madrid and Juventus were linked with Lacazette over the summer but they instead signed Luis Suarez and Alvaro Morata respectively. Arteta has publicly mentioned his desire to keep the Frenchman at the club but they could be tempted to sell if a decent offer comes in.