Alexandre Lacazette reveals that the decision about his Arsenal future is ‘not just on my side’ with the French striker about to enter the last 12 months of his contract
- Alexandre Lacazette says it’s not just up to him whether he stays with Arsenal
- The Frenchman is approaching the last 12 months of his contract with The Gunners
- Lacazette needs a scan after a hamstring injury against Fulham
Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has insisted that the decision whether to stay with the club after his current contract is not solely up to him.
Lacazette’s deal expires in the summer of 2022 and the Frenchman stated that he is currently more concerned with winning the Europa League this season than discussing his own future.
The 29-year-old has often led the line for Arsenal this season, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang often being used widely.
Alexandre Lacazette says the decision about his future at Arsenal ‘is not just on my side’
Lacazette started his career with Lyon and moved to Arsenal in 2017 and was part of the squad that won the FA Cup last season.
However, it is not certain whether Arsenal will offer Lacazette a new deal or sell him instead.
As reported by The sunLacazette said: ‘My plan is to win a trophy with the club this season and I could easily pretend I have a contract extension.
‘Everything is not just on my side, there is also the club, the manager. There are several things to keep in mind.
“I don’t think now is the right time to talk about it.”
Lacazette is Arsenal’s top scorer in all competitions of this campaign with 17 goals, 13 of them in the Premier League.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will play a key role in discussions about Lacazette’s future
However, his involvement in the closing stages of the season has been questioned after he sustained a hamstring injury in the 1-1 home draw against Fulham on Saturday.
After the game, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said: ‘We will have to see it.
He felt his hamstring. He will probably get a scan on Tuesday and we will see the extent of the injury and how long he will be absent. We don’t know if it’s going to take a week or five. ‘
Lacazette needs a scan after a hamstring injury in Arsenal’s draw against Fulham
Lacazette will be desperately available for Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final against Villarreal, with the first leg taking place in Spain on April 29 and the return leg at Emirates Stadium on May 6.
If Lacazette is out for an extended period of time, Arsenal may fall short in attack options, while captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still recovering from malaria.
Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score Arsenal’s late equalizing goal against Fulham, while Gabriel Martinelli is also able to play up front.