The door isn’t closed to a contract extension for Alexandre Lacazette, according to David Ornstein, but it would only happen under specific conditions.
Lacazette has impressed Mikel Arteta and other Arsenal staff in training with his attitude. His contract runs out in June, but that might not be the end of his spell in North London.
Arsenal aren’t ruling out an extension, but only under certain conditions.
For a start, it would have to be a short-term extension. Arsenal don’t want to tie themselves to Lacazette for the long term when they have up-and-coming youth strikers and may want to invest at centre-forward in the transfer market.
It remains to be seen what Lacazette thinks about that. At this point in their careers, many players often understandably push for one last big payday, and Arsenal don’t seem to be offering that.
But right now, Lacazette is an important player in the Arsenal team. He’s made himself a starter again, alongside Aubameyang.
If he values that feeling of importance enough to stick around for at least one or two more seasons, he could always follow the money after that.