Alexandre Lacazette confirms talks with clubs as he edges closer to Arsenal exit
Alexandre Lacazette confirms talks with clubs as he edges closer to Arsenal exit

Alexandre Lacazette confirms talks with clubs as he edges closer to Arsenal exit

The 30 years old french international has confirmed that he has open discussions with other Clubs as he prepares to leave Arsenal this summer.

Lacazette’s contract with Arsenal expires this summer and he is expected to leave on a free transfer.

However, the striker has revealed that he will prioritize Champions League football in his quest to secure a new Club.

Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, has confirmed that the team is seeking a new striker this summer.

The only other senior striker on the Emirates’ books, Eddie Nketiah, is also out of contract in June.

This season, the 22-year-old is yet to score in the Premier League.

Arsenal has the worst goal per game among the top six clubs in the Premier League. The Gunner has found the net 45 times and conceded 37 times in the Premier League.

What was said?

“I am in discussions with a lot of clubs,” Lacazette told Canal Plus.

“I am open… I have never cut contact with Lyon since I left. I try to return to the club once or twice a year to see the medical staff because we are close. Lyon knows that I am free, they have come to the information.”

The French international has not ruled out the possibility of joining his former club, Lyon. the Ligue one club was kicked out of the Europa League by West Ham on Thursday.

Lyon currently sits seventh in Ligue 1 and is seven points behind third-placed Rennes, who occupy the Champions League play-off spot.

‘I have never cut contact with Lyon since I left,’ Lacazette said.

‘I try to return to the club once or twice a year to see the medical staff because we are close. Lyon knows that I am free, they have to come up with a proposal.

‘I want to play in Europe, it’s been a long time since I played in the Champions League, I’m missing it.

‘It’s a little more complicated, nothing is impossible in life, but it’s a little more complicated

Arsenal also faces a midfield problem whenever Thomas Partey is injured, Arteta’s side has gone three matches without a win.

The current run of poor performances has cast doubt over Arsenal’s chance of a top-four finish, The Gunners have dropped from fourth to sixth and are now behind Tottenham and Manchester United.

Lacazette Season Stat

CompetitionMatches playedGoals Assists
Premier League2547
FA Cup521
EFL Cup100
Total3168

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