ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE says Arsenal are his “dream club” and that his future is not linked to the sale of contract rebel Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The France striker has forced his way back into the plans of Gunners boss Mikel Arteta over the last month.
Alexandre Lacazette says his Arsenal future is not linked to the sale of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Lacazette, set to start in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea today, has revealed he and Aubameyang rarely talk, although they have not fallen out.
It was thought that Arteta might try and sell Lacazette this summer.
But the possible sale of Aubameyang could mean Lacazette gets an opportunity to become Arsenal’s main No9.
Lacazette is determined to stay at the Emirates – even though he admits it has been a poor season for him.
He said: “We know that Auba has a lot of discussion with the club but I can’t put my future in someone else.
“Everybody does their own thing. I used to talk with him a lot at the beginning when we came back from lockdown.
“But since we really don’t really talk. I just know he will say something to me before you in the press will know but that is it.”
The 29-year-old has hit just 12 goals in 38 appearances this term.
Arteta has said he wants the £54million signing to sign a new long-term contract.
Lacazette revealed that he had held no talks with Arsenal over a new deal.
He said: “No, we didn’t talk about this.
“Me, I’m just playing my games and finishing the season to see how it’s going to be but we didn’t talk about anything.”
“It was a difficult season, maybe the most difficult of my career. But I know I learned a lot this season mentally and thinking more about the team than scoring goals when I had my long period without goals.
“So I noticed this season when we talk about statistics it is not the best one. But it’s still only one season in my career and I know next season is going to be totally different for me.”
Commenting on his future at Arsenal, he said: “I’m happy with my career because I played for Lyon, my club since I was a child.
“I played for Arsenal, my dream club in the UK. I’m still happy about my career but obviously I would love to win more trophies and this one can make me happier in my Arsenal journey.”
The Gunners need to beat Chelsea today to qualify for next season’s Europa League.
They finished eighth in the Prem, their lowest finish since George Graham was sacked in 1995.
Lacazette said: “We are excited because we know we can save our season with a trophy, which would mean a lot for us and the fans.
“I know next season is going to be totally different and better for me. The players understand more what the manager wants and with time it will be easier for all the team.
“I played for Arsenal, my dream club in the UK. I’m happy about my career but obviously I would love to win more trophies and this one can make me happier in my Arsenal journey.”
By: Alan Scott
Title: Alexandre Lacazette claims Arsenal are his ‘dream club’ and that his future not dependent on contract-rebel Aubameyang
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/premierleague/12286768/lacazette-arsenal-future-aubameyang-sale/
Published Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2020 10:48:47 +0000