Premier League: Arsenal to debate Alexandre Lacazette future at finish of season, says Mikel Arteta

Premier League: Arsenal to debate Alexandre Lacazette future at finish of season, says Mikel Arteta

Lacazette’s contract is up subsequent yr and several other golf equipment together with Serie A aspect Roma and Spanish workforce Atletico Madrid have been linked with strikes for him.

Premier League: Arsenal to discuss Alexandre Lacazette future at end of season, says Mikel Arteta

Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring the equaliser in opposition to West Ham. AP

London: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says Alexandre Lacazette’s future shall be addressed on the finish of the season, with studies of curiosity within the ahead from various European golf equipment.

The 29-year-old Frenchman has scored in every of his previous two Premier League outings, together with the winner within the north London derby in opposition to Tottenham.

He’s heading in the right direction for his most prolific top-flight marketing campaign since arriving from Lyon in 2017, having struck 11 occasions within the league forward of Saturday’s conflict with Liverpool.

Lacazette’s contract is up subsequent yr and several other golf equipment together with Serie A aspect Roma and Spanish workforce Atletico Madrid have been linked with strikes for him.

“I am at all times glad when folks speak about our gamers and speculate — meaning they’re doing nicely and getting consideration from different golf equipment,” Arteta mentioned on Thursday.

“The state of affairs with ‘Laca’ we are going to tackle in the summertime, converse to him and simply suggest the long run we wish and that is it. Now I simply need gamers centered and solely centered on performing and getting the very best out of them for the workforce.”

Arsenal have been criticised prior to now for handing profitable contracts to gamers within the latter phases of their careers.

Former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 32, who agreed a bumper new deal in 2018, turned a peripheral squad member, whereas 31-year-old captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struggled to impress earlier this season following an extension to his contract.

Requested in regards to the stability between providing huge contracts to senior gamers and having room to convey by means of kids, Arteta mentioned: “Every part is said to the place we’re, how a lot we win and the place we’re enjoying subsequent season.

“There are not any exceptions and all of us must be clear with that and extra with the context we’ve got proper now in our business.”

Arsenal are ninth within the desk, 9 factors adrift of the highest 4. Profitable the Europa League seems to be their greatest likelihood of securing a Champions League return.

 

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