The Gunners striker is out of contract in the summer of 2021 but insists that he won’t be pushing for a move once the summer window rolls around.
Alexandre Lacazette insists that his Arsenal future isn’t tied into the club securing Champions League soccer next year.
There have been suggestions that the France striker has an arrangement in place with the club that will allow looking for a move away in summer time if they not secure a path to the Champions League for 2020-21, despite still having two years left on his contract.
But speaking before Thursday night’s Europa League tie with Olympiacos at Emirates Stadium, Lacazette was adamant there isn’t any such agreement in place.
“I did not know about it,” he said. “I didn’t know.”
And when pushed on if his priority would be to stay at Arsenal for the long term, he added:”I have a contract with the club so there’s absolutely not any purpose for me to leave, everyone is happy with me in the club.”
There’s also been plenty of discussion in recent months concerning the future of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose contract expires in the summer of 2021.
Talks over a new deal for Aubameyang have been shelved for the past couple of months and aren’t expected to start again before the end of the season.
The Gabon international, who’s level with Jamie Vardy in the peak of the Premier League goalscoring charts this year with 17, has been linked with several clubs around Europe, such as Barcelona and Inter.
However, Lacazette is distressed to see his striker partner stay in north London well beyond the next 18 months.
“It’s vital,” said the 28-year-old, who has scored eight goals in 24 appearances this year.
“He’s among the very best or maybe he has been the best player this season for Arsenal. Obviously I hope he is going to stay.
“I believe people should speak more about Auba and what he’s doing in the game since he’s more than a goalscorer, he’s working a lot for the team defensively and making space for another striker – Eddie [Nketiah] or me.
“I think when we begin to win more trophies, people will talk about what he’s doing for the group.”