Exit-linked striker issues defiant response about Arsenal future

Date published: Saturday 12th September 2020 4:39

Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette insisted he is happy at Arsenal after scoring their first goal of the new Premier League season.

It took Lacazette just eight minutes to get off the mark for the campaign, setting Arsenal on their way to a 3-0 win over Fulham.

The French striker is now closing in on a half-century of goals for Arsenal. However, he has been linked with a departure from the club.

Much of the focus at the Emirates Stadium has been on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract. The captain is in the final year of his deal, although they could soon confirm his stay.

That may complicate the situation for Lacazette, who is reportedly set for talks with the club over his own future.

The likes of Juventus and Atletico Madrid have been suggested as potential suitors for the 29-year-old.

However, after assessing Arsenal’s opening day win, Lacazette denied he was looking to leave the club.

“It was the best way to start the season,” he said. “We wanted to win and have a clean sheet and respect what the coach wanted. Everyone is happy.

Lacazette still has Arsenal ambitions


“He [Mikel Arteta] wants us to be perfect. We worked in the week for this kind of game.

“We have a lot of big ambitions. I want to help the team to be on top I know it is my job.

“I am really happy [at Arsenal]. It is only the press and other people that say I am not. I want to play and win titles.

“We want to be aggressive with and without the ball and improve every aspect of our game.”

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