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Arteta gives latest update on Alexandre Lacazette transfer talk



Arteta gives latest update on Alexandre Lacazette transfer talk 1 Sportelo

The Gunners boss has explained why he is “happy” to see Alexandre Lacazette linked with An Arsenal exit.

The Frenchman is approaching the final year of his deal at the Emirates with numerous clubs across Europe are reportedly interested in him, thereby monitoring him.

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La Liga duo Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are among Lacazette’s suitors, while Roma and Juventus are also believed to be a potential destinations.


The Frenchman has scored three times in his last four Premier League games and his excellent form has improved the speculations surrounding his future.


Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette has 13 goals for the gunners in all competitions. (Photo by Frank Augstein – Pool/Getty Images)

However, Arteta claims interest in his players can only be a good thing, as it must mean they are fit and firing on all cylinders with improved performance.

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“I’m always happy when people talk about our players and speculate,” said the Gunners boss.

“That means they are doing well and getting attention from other clubs.

“Now I just want players focused and only focused on performing and getting the best out of them for the team.”

Lacazette – who joined from Lyon for £46.5million in 2017 – is Arsenal’s second-top scorer for the season with 13 goals.


Arteta has been delighted with how he has led the line of attack and picked out the 29-year-old’s work rate for special praise.


The Spaniard added: “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”

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