Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has performed down hypothesis he might be utilized in a swap deal for Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.
Lacazette, talking with L’Equipe, insisted he needs to see out the ultimate two years of his contract with the Gunners.
The 29-year-old scored simply 12 objectives in all competitions final season and Mikel Arteta is open to offloading him to boost funds for brand new signings.
Partey and Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar stay Arteta’s precedence, as he seeks to bolster his midfield.
Atleti are long-term admirers of Lacazette and it has been instructed Arsenal have tried to make use of the French striker to persuade them to half with Partey.
However Lacazette is assured he stays a key a part of Arteta’s plans.
“If that is true, no, it doesn’t please me.
“However what issues is the selection of the coach [Mikel Arteta] and his confidence.
“He’s the one who makes the crew, not the managers upstairs within the workplaces, and I do know I’ve his confidence.
“I’m at Arsenal, I signed a five-year contract to progress and win titles. I’ve two years left. I’m decided to remain,” he mentioned.