Mikel Arteta drops big hint over potential deal for Arsenal ace

Mikel Arteta is having one of the best starts to a managerial career in recent memory, even though his Arsenal team isn’t where they would love to be.

The Spaniard inherited an Arsenal side that has been struggling for form all season and it appeared that they could even end this season fighting off a place in the relegation zone.

Arteta has gotten the lads moving up the league table with their recent form, helping them get closer to the Premier League’s top five.

His man-management skill has helped him improve the performances of several key players at the club.

The likes of Shkodran Mustafi and David Luiz have been able to give performances that have helped the team.

One player who hasn’t exactly enjoyed his time under Arteta recently is Alexandre Lacazette.

The striker has had to share the striker position with the likes of Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli, and it appeared as if his future would be away from the club.

However, Arteta’s recent comments on the Frenchman seem to show that he remains a player that he is banking on and the striker might even be offered a new deal soon.

He said as quoted by the Sun: “Laca is a player I always liked even when I was still playing.

“I really appreciate the qualities he brings to the team, his ability and his work-rate.

“We have had some positive news in the last week with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli signing new contracts and committing to the club.

“Now we have to have a chat with Auba about the next step with him and to ask him about his ideas and his feelings.

“But now is not the right time to talk about a lot of contract situations because we are in a crucial moment of the season.

“So we will talk at the right time and we’ll see then what happens.”

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5 Comments

  1. Glorious says:

    Better to keep our strikers than ship them out for peanuts. Aubamayang and Lacazette must be retained for the new transition. Nketia also to remain for further development.

  2. dan says:

    wouldn’t go as far as saying he’s had one of the best starts in recent memory ?

  3. carl says:

    I still struggle to see what Laca offers us !! Yes he pops up with the odd goal now and then and yes he runs around like a headless chicken but he doesnt strike fear into teams !! he doesnt close everything down and hurry players!! For me eddy does all that and some and he is still learning and no where near his best yet !! and Arteta must be thinking along the same lines as me !! As eddy is starting games more regularly than laca !! For me i do not see what Laca’s game is is he a player that likes to play on the shoulder of the defender looking for the ball into the channel or is he a target player to aim for and for someone to play off !! for me he is neither !! yes he is a good player without doubt but a Top striker errr nope he isnt !! If sold he would demand a price of £35 million and that would be good business and not paying his salary would be even more better business as that could go towards keeping Auba !! and with Laca gone Auba would possibly get his games up top where for me is best suited !!

    1. ahmad73 says:

      I’m with you on this one. If we can use him in a trade for Partey, then great.

    2. Reggie says:

      I fail to see how selling Lacca for 35 mil is good business when we bought him for 50 mil. Im not a business man and by the sounds of it, neither are you. Which ever way you look at it that is poor business and indicative of why we are where we are.

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