Two Arsenal strikers to leave in 2022?

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Two Arsenal strikers are reportedly set to leave Mikel Arteta's side at the end of this season. 

The Gunners suffered a stuttering start to the campaign with zero points after three matches, but have turned their fortunes around as they currently sit just six points behind log leaders Chelsea and are one of the Premier League's more in-form teams.

Scroll through the gallery above to see two players who are linked with an exit from, and three who have been linked with moves to, Arsenal, according to various reports

However, with Arsenal on an upward trajectory, it now appears that Arteta could be set for a setback as two of his stars are believed to be seeking greener pastures.

According to football.London, both Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette will leave the Emirates at the end of this season, if not sooner. The duo's contracts are both set to expire in June 2022, and the players are believed to have set their sights on an exit from the club.

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Up-and-coming youngster Nketiah showed a lot of promise early on and even surpassed Alan Shearer's longstanding goalscoring record with England when he became the outright all-time top men's scorer at U21 level, but is yet to display the same eye for a goal in Arsenal's senior team when given the chance.  

He is also reportedly not happy with the amount of minutes he has been getting, and is said to have asked to leave as a result.

Lacazette, meanwhile, has seen a a bit of a decline in his game time this season, having made only three starts in the 2021/22 EPL campaign to date, but remains a popular member of the squad and Arteta is believed to value his contribution when he has featured.

Per the Daily Cannon, however, the striker is yet to receive a new contract offer from the north London club, and should both Lacazette and Nketiah leave, this would leave Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the side's only senior forward. 

The Gunners have already been linked with a number of new strikers, however, including Fiorentina's Dusan Vlahovic, Real Madrid's Luka Jovic and Real Sociedad's Alexander Isak.

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