Lacazette says Arsenal contract extension is far from straight forward

Date published: Monday 19th April 2021 9:32 - Matthew Briggs

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Alexandre Lacazette limped off with a hamstring injury against Fulham on Sunday and afterwards issued an update on his contract situation at Arsenal.

The in-form frontman lasted 70 minutes at The Emirates before pulling up with a hamstring injury, which needs assessing. It’s bad timing for the French striker who has scored some important goals of late. However, his contract is up in 2022 and there has been speculation surrounding his future.

Lacazette has scored 17 goals in 39 appearances this season, but at 29, the Gunners are believed to be reticent to offer the forward another long-term contract.

Afterwards Lacazette said: “My plan is to win a trophy with the club this season and it would be easy for me to pretend to have a contract extension.

“Everything is not only on my side, there is also the club, the manager. There are different things we have to think about.

“I don’t think it’s the right moment to talk about it.”

Lacazette’s replacement Eddie Nketiah equalised deep into stoppage to salvage the Gunners an unlikely point against the relegation-threatened Cottagers.

 

 

Arteta: Arsenal deserved the win

Arteta said: “He felt his hamstring so we don’t know.

“We have to rotate players, we have players who didn’t recover from the game on Thursday. That is the risk. You cannot change those players every game.

“When you rest them you’re asked why you rest them,” added Arteta. “Laca felt good and still was injured.”

Arteta thought Arsenal should have won the game and said they only conceded one shot on target.

“Eddie always offers his best,” said Arteta. “He scored a goal and is always a threat.

“We totally deserved to win the match. With the chances we created and two goals disallowed. We conceded the one shot on target.”

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