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Arsenal set to bid for potential Lacazette replacement who has been endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo

According to recent reports from Calciomercarto, Arsenal have identified Eintracht Frankfurt goal-machine Andre Silva as a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette in Mikel Arteta’s frontline.

Lacazette has scored 59 goals in 157 appearances for the Gunners since joining from Lyon in 2017, but isn’t believed to be part of Mikel Arteta’s long-term plans.

With Arsenal’s other senior striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, having already signed a new deal with the club, Lacazette appears to be on his way out of the Emirates.

Despite scoring a penalty in last weekend’s win at Leicester City, the Frenchman is still behind Aubameyang in Arteta’s plans, with his contract having 18 months left to run.

And Andre Silva is the man rumoured to be in line to replace Lacazette for Arsenal.

Silva has been in remarkable form for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga this season, with his incredible goalscoring record set to secure him a move to the Premier League.

Andre Silva has scored 19 goals in 21 games this season, helping Frankfurt into Champions League contention, keeping his fellow competition Luka Jovic on the bench.

Manchester United and Atletico Madrid have already been linked with a move for the striker.

Silva, at just 25, would inject some youth into Arteta’s attack, although it remains to be seen if he can emulate the ferocious team-ethic and line-leading ability of Lacazette.

Formerly a one-dimensional, penalty-box poacher, Silva has made huge strides in Germany, honing his link-play outside the 18-yard area while still enjoying the most prolific league campaign of his career.

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