Ahead of Lacazette’s summer contract talks, Arsenal’s manager has hailed the form of Alexandre Lacazette and insisted his future will be decided in summer.
The 29-year-old has put in some excellent performances lately. When asked about Lacazette’s run of form, Mikel Arteta said: “He has been in really good form for months now.
“He is sustaining that level, scoring goals and providing the team with something different as well. His work rate has been phenomenal and it’s what we want.
“We need those type of players hitting the best level because over the course of the season we have been missing goals, that creativity in the final third and we need those players to step in and make the difference for the team.”
The France international will enter the final year of his Arsenal contract this summer and has been linked with several clubs, such as Atletico, Sevilla, and Roma.
However, the Spaniard isn’t concerned by his striker’s future, he continued: “I’m always happy when people talk about our players and speculate.
“That means they are doing well and getting attention from other clubs.
“The situation with Laca we will address in the summer, speak to him, propose the future we want and that’s it.
“Now I just want players focused and only focused on performing and getting the best out of them for the team.”
However, Arteta admits he needs to make money to spend on his targets.
“Everything is related to where we are, how much we win and where we are playing next season. There are no exceptions,” he said.
“We all need to be clear with that and more with the context we have right now in our industry.”