Arsenal striker Lacazette will be out of contract this summer. If he doesn’t agree to an extension, he will be free from obligation to talk to clubs across Europe beginning in January
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Arsenal fans had plenty to be excited about this season. However, Alexandre Lacazette’s future remains a big talking point.
After being on the fringes of Mikel Arteta’s first team, the striker is now back in Mikel Arteta’s plans. His contract will expire this summer.
Arsenal may lose their previous record signing, as the Frenchman is free to meet with potential new clubs.
Arteta, the manager, has praised Lacazette for his contribution to the team this season, acknowledging that the player has not let the standards slip despite his contract situation. Arteta was also quizzed about his striker’s future this week.
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Arteta said that Lacazette is still his favorite. “important player”The Gunners say the player “created a different atmosphere”When you enter the pitch, help secure a point for Crystal Palace.
The former Lyon man was given a string of starts by Arsenal, who have consolidated their position in the top six.
There are still questions about whether the club’s top-ups would approve a prolonged extension for one club’s highest earning members.
Arteta responded to a question regarding Lacazette talking to potential suitors in January. “That’s a position that’s happening more and more in football. He is not the only one, we have a few.
That’s something we have to deal with – with contracts that they were coming from a few years ago – with certain particularities,”The manager agreed.
“We knew that was the case. I have already spoken with them individually about how we have to handle those situations the best possible way, and that’s it.”
Arsenal lost some of their most important players last summer for no compensation. Arteta acknowledged that the club might feel it erred in giving large-money deals to players who then left.
“Sometimes the club has more control and sometimes the player has some more control. The important thing is that communication is clear, and the intentions of both parties – while they are together – are very clear,”He stated.
“That the demands don’t change. Whether you have a 6 month, or 6 year contract you are still employed at the club.
“You are here because of your willingness to be here.”
Before Lacazette is allowed to talk to foreign clubs about a potential pre-contract agreement, he has a number of opportunities to make himself indispensible to Arsenal.
The Gunners take on Newcastle United this weekend, and have several further Premier League games on the horizon before the turn of the year.
It’s now up to the player and club to determine where he will be playing his football in 2022 and beyond.