Arteta casts doubt on Lacazette’s future but is counting on him


Alexandre Lacazette will end his contract with Arsenal next June. Not often a holder since the start of the season with only three appearances in the Premier League, his coach Mikel Arteta spoke about the contractual situation of the French striker.

Author of a decisive entry Monday against Crystal Palace (2-2) by scoring the equalizer goal for Arsenal in the last moments of the match, Alexandre Lacazette (30) offered himself a moment of joy in this start season complicated, with only three Premier League appearances (for one achievement).

In an interview with Sky Sports on the eve of the match against Aston Villa in the league, his coach Mikel Arteta spoke about the future of the player, at the end of the contract in June: « The situation is like this and we must. accept. He’s our player and I treat him like any other player. I’m not going to treat him any differently because he has a season or more left, and that’s what he deserves. « 

While remaining enigmatic about whether or not the player will be extended: « We have had to deal with all of this in the past and even now we have to see what is the best option for everyone at the end of the season », a- he declared.

« He remains a very important player for us »

While he does not seem to be in the plans of the Spanish technician, the latter still said that the French striker was still important in the workforce of the 12th in the Premier League: « I had no doubts about his motivation. I probably would have decided to do something last summer if the motivation was only about his financial future. This is not the case with Lacazette and he shows it every day since I’ve been here. very important player for us, « he said.

With the English media, Mikel Arteta also returned to the return of his player against Crystal Palace: « I think he is able to transmit this energy, it was contagious for the rest of the team and for the stadium. He immediately created a different atmosphere with his determination and quality. He tried to change the result right away and he was convinced that he could do it. « 

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