Arsenal morning headlines as Edu receives Houssem Aouar transfer boost, Lacazette decision made

Here are your Arsenal morning headlines for Saturday, 12 September.

Lacazette “determined” to stay at Gunners

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has appeared to commit his future to Arsenal by claiming he is “determined” to stay at the club.

The French striker was responding to rumours that he had been offered to Atletico Madrid in exchange for their central midfielder Thomas Partey.

“If this is true, no, it does not please me,” Lacazette told L’Equipe, via “But what matters is the choice of the coach, his confidence.

“He’s the one who makes the team, not the managers upstairs in the offices, and I know I have his confidence.

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“I am at Arsenal, I signed a 5-year contract to progress & win titles, I have another 2 years. I am determined to stay.”

The French striker was then asked whether the contract was ‘definitive’, and he responded: “On my part, yes.”

Arsenal handed Aouar boost

Arsenal have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar, as he was dropped for his side’s Ligue 1 clash with Bordeaux on Friday night.

The Gunners are interested in a deal for the midfielder and his absence from the starting XI suggests a move may yet happen this window.

“I get on very well with the Sporting Director (Edu),” Lyon sporting director Juninho recently told RMC Sport, as cited by “We spoke on the phone. Houssem Aouar is really well liked by Arteta.

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“There were some discussions for Mattéo Guendouzi, who is also a good player.

“He was brought up during the discussion. But we don’t need his profile, we were very clear.”

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