Gareth Bale and Alexandre Lacazette are going through a tough time at Real Madrid and Arsenal, respectively. His moments of greatest glory, at the moment, lie in the past, and currently, their teams do not hold them in very high regard. That means that a move away in January is likely.
That is why, according to 'The Sun', the Gunners board are thinking of doing a straight swap with Real Madrid. This would happen in January and would avoid the problem of having to see both of them leave without their clubs getting any money for it.
At the moment, the Frenchman has a brighter future than the Welshman. It has already come to light that he is on Newcastle's agenda and Atletico Madrid are even willing to take him providing it is on a free. However, Real Madrid's Bale, who is currently injured, does not seem to attract the interest of possible suitors.
Both players have a market value of around eight or nine million euros so the swap deal is plausible from a financial perspective. The ball remains in Real Madrid and Arsenal's court to determine whether the move would satisfy them. The footballers have to decide what they want to do.