Mikel Arteta has refused to elucidate Arsenal’s reasoning for laying aside talks over Alexandre Lacazette’s future till the summer season. Lacazette’s contract on the Emirates expires on the finish of the season.
The Frenchman has scored simply 4 Premier League targets this season and missed Saturday’s loss at Southampton after testing constructive for COVID-19. He may make a return to the squad for the journey to Chelsea on Wednesday.
Lacazette’s future was the principle subject of dialogue at Arteta’s pre-match press convention on Tuesday. Requested why discussions is not going to be held till the summer season, Arteta mentioned there have been a “few” causes however he could not say what they had been. He replied: “I can’t go into any element however there are some things there.”
Lacazette held an interview with Canal Plus lately the place he acknowledged he was in discussions with different golf equipment concerning a possible free switch. Some Arsenal supporters had been offended with the striker’s feedback however Arteta insisted he had no downside with it.
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“The danger of [missing the boat] is at all times there within the second that we made that call after which it is as much as him. This isn’t about us or him, it is about each events.
“Initially it is not about me, it is about we as a membership, the choices that we make with people, with the collective and the way we plan issues. We made that call to grasp higher and have a clearer image of what we wish to do in the summertime. That is what we determined.”
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