Here is your Arsenal morning digest for Tuesday, March 2.
Lacazette makes transfer decision
Arsenal are ready to allow Alexandre Lacazette to leave the club this summer if the right offer is made when the transfer window opens.
Lacazette was close to leaving last summer as the likes of Atletico Madrid and Roma scrambled for his signature, but no move materialised due to the lack of transfer funds available for either side.
Interest from the pair could be raised at the end of the season, with the Gunners looking to cash in as the French striker enters the final year of his contract.
Arsenal’s victory over Leicester City has provided a timely boost for Mikel Arteta’s side, with the squad proving their worth in a testing game.
Eight-points adrift of the top-four, Arsenal still have a huge amount of work to do if they are to claw their way back into the Champions League but the view on the Gunners has altered significantly.
Data scientists FiveThirtyEight have boosted Arsenal’s chances of finishing in the top four to 5%, having rated the Gunners as having just a 2% chance prior to the weekend.
Arsenal have a chance to boost their chances again in their upcoming matches against Burnley, Tottenham and West Ham.
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Medley earns praise
Arsenal loanee Zach Medley has received praise from Kilmarnock manager Tommy Wright, after he scored in the 1-1 draw against Dundee United to secure a valuable point in the battle for survival.
“Zech had a tendency to over play and I suppose that comes from academy football in England. But there are times when we just be need him to put his foot through the ball, but I’ve been really pleased with him because he’s a good defender,” he said after the game.
“He’s really good in that system of stepping out as is Ross Millen on the other side. It’s just his decision making that has to be better at times.
“I was happy he got into the area he did because it’s one thing we’ve noticed in the games that we’ve had is that we haven’t covered all over areas in terms of where we want players to go and attack.”