Alexandre Lacazette has scored 19 goals this season and was named Arsenal’s Player of the Year (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette will discuss his future with Arsenal after tonight’s Europa League final against Chelsea, amid speculation he is being lined-up as Antoine Griezmann’s replacement at Atletico Madrid.
The former Lyon star endured a mixed first season in north London, hampered by injuries and forced to play second fiddle to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund nearly 18 months ago.
Under Unai Emery, however, Lacazette has established himself as an integral part of Arsenal’s new-look attack and dovetailed superbly, both on and off the pitch, with Aubameyang.
Lacazette was named Arsenal’s Player of the Season earlier this month and will be looking to add to his 19 goals for the campaign against Chelsea in Baku this evening.
The 27-year-old came close to joining Atletico in the summer of 2017 before the Spanish side’s transfer ban swayed him into signing for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger.
Griezmann’s decision to end his five-year stay in the Spanish capital has forced Atletico to scour for replacement and have again been linked with Lacazette, although the Frenchman insists he remains happy at Arsenal.
He told Standard Sport: ‘For me, I just think about the final, then after we will see with the club.
‘If the club is really happy with me and I’m happy, I will stay. In France, they say 27, 28 is one of the best ages in your career.
‘I wish it is not the last [good season] at Arsenal and I hope I will be better and better in the next years.
‘I am feeling good. I play more with Unai and have more confidence with him. Even if I can just say ‘thank you’ to Wenger because he brought me into this big club, but I feel better with Unai.
‘I finished well and I hope the long break is not going to kill me. I work in training to be ready.’
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