Lacazette’s future at Arsenal to be addressed in the summer

Martin Macdonald
Lacazette’s future at Arsenal to be addressed in the summer

Alexandre Lacazette’s future at Arsenal will be addressed after the conclusion of the season, according to manager Mikel Arteta.

The Frenchman’s current contract runs out in the summer of 2022, meaning that if the Gunners want to receive a fee, they’ll need to look into the possibility of selling Lacazette this summer.

FootballTransfers previously reported that Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, and Roma are three teams who may bid for Lacazette ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

It seems that one way or another, Lacazette’s future will be decided within the coming months.

“I’m always happy when people talk about our players and speculate – that means they’re doing well and getting attention from other clubs,” Arteta said in a press conference on Thursday.

“The situation with Laca we will address in the summer and speak to him and just propose the future that we want, and that’s it. Up to now I just want players focused and only focused on performing and getting the best out of them for the team.”

Lacazette to stay at Arsenal?

Though Arteta would not confirm whether he actually wants Lacazette to remain at the club, the Spaniard’s words suggest he is happy with his player’s contributions recently.

“I think he’s been in really good form for months now. He’s sustaining that level. He’s scoring goals and providing the team with something different as well.

“His work rate has been phenomenal and that’s what we want. We need those types of players hitting the best at the level we want and we want to have the chance to do that.

“Over the course of the season we’ve been missing goals and creativity in the final third and we need those players to step in and make the difference for the team.”

Lacazette has made 23 starts for Arsenal in all competitions this season, scoring 13 goals and laying on three assists.