X

Arsenal Transfer News: Latest Rumours on Alexandre Lacazette and Danny Welbeck

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist INovember 1, 2017

Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates with Arsenal's English striker Danny Welbeck (up) after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)
IAN KINGTON/Getty Images

Bayern Munich could reportedly look to try to sign Alexandre Lacazette or Danny Welbeck from Arsenal when the transfer window reopens in January.

The German champions have decided they need to strengthen their attack and believe "it is quite possible that coach Arsene Wenger would let one leave," per Bild (h/t Sport Witness).

The report also noted that both players would be available to play in the Champions League for Bayern, as Arsenal failed to qualify for the competition after finishing fifth last season.

Striker Lacazette is Arsenal's record signing and only arrived in the summer from Lyon. Opta noted how he has made an instant impact:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

3 - Only Alexandre Lacazette (5) has scored more goals for Arsenal in all competitions this season than Sead Kolasinac (3). Contributor.

Bayern may be interested in Lacazette, but trying to sign a player that Arsenal only spent a club-record fee on in July looks all but impossible.

Welbeck, meanwhile, has endured an injury-ravaged time at Arsenal and is currently sidelined again with a hamstring problem.

He is not expected back until after the international break, per injury data analyst Ben Dinnery:

Video Play Button
Videos you might like
Ben Dinnery @BenDinnery

Tomorrow will come too soon for Ospina & Chambers - the former could make Sunday. Welbeck & Mustafi are due to return after the break. #AFC

However, he had started the season in good form with three goals and an assist in six Premier League starts, per WhoScored.com.

Arsenal may also be loath to allow any of their attacking players to leave, due to the continued uncertainty over the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

The duo are out of contract in the summer, and Wenger has said that both players could leave in January, per John Cross at the Mirror.

Striker Robert Lewandowski, meanwhile, continues to shine for Bayern and is certainly delivering the goods again this season, per Squawka Football:

Squawka Football @Squawka

Robert Lewandowski in the Bundesliga so far this season: 10 games 10 goals Chasing that Golden Boot. https://t.co/DYS2JLiGng

Any striker who does come in will very much be playing back-up to the prolific 29-year-old, a role that will surely not appeal to Welbeck, particularly as he has missed so much football due to injury. 

slash iconYour sports. Delivered.

Enjoy our content? Join our newsletter to get the latest in sports news delivered straight to your inbox!