Arsenal Striker Lacazette Finally Speaks On Joining Atletico Madrid In Swap Deal For Partey

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Lacazette, speaking with L’Equipe, insisted he wants to see out the final two years of his contract with the Gunners.

The 29-year-old scored just 12 goals in all competitions last season and Mikel Arteta is open to offloading him to raise funds for new signings.

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Partey and Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar remain Arteta’s priority, as he seeks to bolster his midfield.

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Atleti are long-term admirers of Lacazette and it has been suggested Arsenal have tried to use the French striker to convince them to part with Partey.

But Lacazette is confident he remains a key part of Arteta’s plans.

“If this is true, no, it does not please me.

“But what matters is the choice of the coach [Mikel Arteta] and his confidence.

“He’s the one who makes the team, not the managers upstairs in the offices, and I know I have his confidence.

“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,” he said.

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