Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Alexandre Lacazette’s performance level in training, claiming the club are pleased with his displays in games and on the training ground.
The Frenchman will have just a year left on his Gunners contract in the summer and the club are yet to open talks with him over a new deal to remain in north London.
Speaking on The Blind Gooner’s YouTube channel, the famed journalist has updated fans on a potential move away from the outfit during last summer’s transfer window.
Romano said: “This is an interesting situation because last summer he had an opportunity with Atletico Madrid, he was one of the options, but they decided to sign different players. Let’s see also the situation of Italian clubs, because Lacazette was appreciated with Juventus, but they are happy with Morata.”
“At the moment Arsenal are happy with his performances, his mentality also in training because also I’m told that he’s training so well in the last weeks and everything.”
Is Lacazette good enough to play for Arsenal?
Despite your thoughts on whether Lacazette is good enough to carry the side to the next level, he proves the only suitable option in the number nine slot currently. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah have both tried and failed to fill the void in the former Lyon man’s absence and it’s safe to say, that’s an experiment that won’t happen again.
The France international’s all-round play has made him one of, if not, the most important player for Mikel Arteta, who is already struggling for goals as it is recently. The clash with Aston Villa proves exactly why Lacazette needs to play. After he was substituted for Aubameyang, the Gunners captain had a mere eight touches of the ball, proving useless off the ball.
It’s fantastic news that the striker is applying himself in training and it disproves reports that the player has a bad relationship with Arteta. The market for a new striker proves tricky with not many options available for a fee that would suit the side’s financial demands. That makes the update on the 29-year-old all the sweeter and it means he’s more likely to remain at the club.