Alexandre Lacazette is encouraging Bukayo Saka to sign a new contract at Arsenal, based on the comments below his latest Instagram post.

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Bukayo Saka, Dani Ceballos and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring his teams first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 first leg match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 20, 2020 in Piraeus, Greece.
PIRAEUS, GREECE – FEBRUARY 20: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Bukayo Saka, Dani Ceballos and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. UEFA Europa League match between Olympiacos FC and Arsenal FC at Karaiskakis Stadium on February 20, 2020, in Piraeus, Greece. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Bukayo Saka provided an assist for Alexandre Lacazette and the match-winning goal on Thursday night, helping Arsenal to a 1-0 win over Olympiacos. The youngster placed his pass perfectly between defence and goalkeeper, allowing the striker to tap in.

It was the 18-year-old’s ninth assist of the season, making him Arsenal’s most creative player in that sense. The shift to left-back only seems to be enhancing his opportunities to get the ball in and set up chances.

All the same, a lot of the talk at the moment is about his contract situation. Rather than focusing on the player’s performances, we’re discussing whether he’ll sign a new deal or give in to interest from the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

Lacazette himself made his stance clear, calling on the player to sign an extension.

Most likely, this is just a case of the player making a joke with his teammate based on what’s in the news. It’s nice to pretend Lacazette is really there egging Saka on to sign a new deal behind the scenes though.

Even if he isn’t, there’s clearly a good atmosphere in the squad at the moment. It’s not a horrible place for Saka to be, which helps.

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