Mikel Arteta tells Alexandre Lacazette to focus on Arsenal and their bid for the Champions League after the striker admitted he is talking to other clubs with his contract up at the end of the season
- Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette will become a free agent in the summer
- The Frenchman recently confirmed he was speaking to ‘a lot’ of clubs
- Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was asked about Lacazette during pre-Chelsea press conference
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has urged captain Alexandre Lacazette to ensure he is ‘fully focused’ on the club and their bid for the Champions League amid uncertainty surrounding his future.
Lacazette recently revealed he is in talks with a number of clubs ahead of the expiry of his Arsenal contract in the summer.
Speaking in his press conference before Wednesday’s trip to Chelsea, Arteta said: ‘His contract situation allows him to make the decision about his future.
Alexandre Lacazette will become a free agent after the expiry of his contract in the summer
‘We have expressed clearly what our intention is, which is to speak to him in the summer when we know where we are and what we are going to do in the future together.
‘For now, we want him fully focused on his duty, which is to defend Arsenal in the best possible way – like he has done every day since he has been with us.
‘That’s why he’s been wearing the armband of this football club.’
More to follow.