Alexandre Lacazette is frequently in the transfer rumour mill. Atletico Madrid is the club linked most, and they were interested in the Frenchman even before he became a Gunner.
Diego Simeone’s side have been repeatedly linked, and there’s even been claims this week of interest, with it stated the player would be keen on the move.
Speaking to L’Equipe, Lacazette has been asked about his situation right now, and responded by saying: “I’m at Arsenal, I signed a five-year contract to progress and win titles. I have two years left. I am determined to stay.”
L’Equipe then asked if that’s a final decision, and the forward replied: “From me, yes.”
Not content with leaving it there, the French newspaper asked if he’s unhappy at Arsenal for trying to include him in other deals, such as a move for Thomas Partey, and he made it clear it’s not something he’d like to be the case: “If this is true, no, it does not please me. But what matters is the choice of the coach, his confidence. He’s the one who makes the team, not the managers upstairs in the offices, and I know I have his confidence.”
Arsenal using Lacazette as bait for Thomas Partey was suggested this week in Spain, although the claims didn’t feel especially strong. Atletico rumours will no doubt continue, and the forward said he finds them ‘boring’ now.
Previously there was a report saying Lacazette had quizzed national teammate Antoine Griezmann on what life is like at the Spanish club, and the player has rubbished this idea: “I learned that I had called Antoine to talk about Atletico, for example, by reading someone who seemed more in the know than me. It can be a bit of a pain, but it’s part of the job.”