Alexandre Lacazette is encouraging Bukayo Saka to sign a new contract at Arsenal, based on the comments below his latest Instagram post.
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.
Alexandre Lacazette on Instagram in response to Bukayo Saka’s comment on his post:
“Sign please” 👀
IG: [lacazettealex] pic.twitter.com/Keu6W7hNX8
— afcSource™ (@afcSource) February 21, 2020
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.