Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has affirmed that contract talks with the Gunners are not only on his side.
The ex-Lyon attacker is yet to sign a contract extension with Mikel Arteta’s side which expires in 2022, and he has been rumoured with the likes of AS Roma and Atletico Madrid should he further his career elsewhere.
Mikel Arteta has confirmed that the Gunners academy graduate Folarin Balogun is very close to signing a new Arsenal deal, however, Lacazette’s contract situation is more uncertain, and he has quietened talk of his future while the London giants focus on the rest of the season.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, 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.”
France international forward has scored back-to-back braces against Sheffield United and Slavia Prague before being forced off with a hamstring problem in a dissapointed 1-1 draw with Fulham, although the club are supposedly expecting to welcome Aubameyang back next week as he recovers from malaria.