Alexandre Lacazette makes transfer annoucement amid talk of Arsenal bid for Odsonne Edouard

Alexandre Lacazette has once again stressed his happiness at Arsenal.

The Frenchman’s future is a hot topic at the moment, with him being heavily linked with a move away from the club before the summer transfer window closes.

This week, ESPN reported that Atletico Madrid and Juventus have explored the possibility of signing the Frenchman, but have been told they would have to pay close to £40m to secure his services, a fee neither club have as yet shown any willingness to match.

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In addition, there has been talk of a return to Lyon.

And whilst Lacazette broke his silence on Friday amid talk of being offered to Atletico Madrid in a swap deal involving Thomas Partey, there are fresh rumours that the Gunners are already eyeing a move for his replacement.

Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard has long been tipped to join the north London outfit, Duncan Castles, has said on his Transfer Window podcast, that Arsenal have upped their bid after their initial offer of £15 million was turned down.

However, Lacazette brushed all speculation aside to score in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Fulham and after the game, he doubled down on his happiness at the club.

“I am really happy, it’s only the press who say I’m not happy and want to leave,” Lacazette told BT Sport. “But me from the beginning I’ve said I’m happy with Arsenal, I want to play and win titles.

“We won a title last month, so I am happy with Arsenal.”

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Lacazette also commented on what manager Mikel Arteta expected from the side against the Cottagers and also delivered his verdict on a potential top-four finish.

“He wants us to be perfect, we work a lot in the week for this kind of game, because we know it will be important for the season and we have to respect what he wants,” Lacazette added.

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