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Arsenal urged to move for Raul Jimenez as Alexandre Lacazette replacement

Arsenal urged to move for Raul Jimenez
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Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez would be a good replacement for Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal, according to former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley.

Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has tipped Arsenal to move for Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez as a replacement for Alexandre Lacazette.

Jimenez has impressed during his two seasons in the Premier League with Wolves, netting 13 goals in both campaigns.

The Mexico international was touted as a target for Manchester United in January, but Burley believes that Arsenal should also make their interest known due to concerns over Lacazette's future.

"What will Raul Jimenez give you? Experience but still at a good age, runs the channels, physical in the air, works hard when he's not got the ball and scores goals," he told ESPN.

"Bare in mind they have Aubameyang and hopefully won't lose him. But Lacazette's frustrations are out there about not playing, he could go elsewhere.

"If you had [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang on the left and a big physical presence through the middle, that would make sense to me.

"I'm sure there are other options there for Arteta, but this guy... Arsenal sides through the years have been a bit soft, this guy's not soft."

Lacazette, who has lost his place in the side to Eddie Nketiah, insisted last week that he will not push for an exit at the end of the season.


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