Alexandre Lacazette is behaving “like someone who wants to stay” at Arsenal according to coach Mikel Arteta

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The manager of Arsenal football club, Mikel Arteta has noted that the club’s new captain, Alexandre Lacazette, is behaving “like someone who wants to stay” at Arsenal.

Arteta made this comment after Lacazette led Arsenal to beat Wolves 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, February 24, 2022, to lift Arsenal to the 5th spot with 45 points in 24 games, a point behind 4th placed Manchester United.

During the game, Wolves took the lead in the 10th minute. Coach Mikel Arteta and his boys have to wait until the 82nd minute to get the equalizer through the boots of Nicolas Pepe.

In the 90+5 minutes of the game when Arsenal’s fans at the Emirates Stadium thought the best they could get from the match was a 1-1 draw, Alexandre Lacazette made an outstanding effort to score the winner. Lucky enough for him and his teammates, Wolves’ goalkeeper, Jose Sa palmed Lacazette’s shot into his net. Hence, the game ended 2-1 in favor of Arsenal.

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What is the state of Alexandre Lacazette’s contract with Arsenal?

What is the state of Alexandre Lacazette's contract with Arsenal?
Lacazette’s effort that resulted in Arsenal’s winning goal on Thursday.

Alexandre Lacazette has been at Arsenal since July 5, 2017. The 30-year-old French striker joined the Premier League club from Olympic Lyon for a transfer fee worth €53 million.

The contract Lacazette signed with Arsenal in 2017 has been earning the French footballer 7.5 million euros every year according to reports. The Frenchman reportedly earns £180,000 per week at the Premier League club.

Unfortunately, Lacazette’s contract with Arsenal will expire on June 30, 2022, and reports claimed that the Premier League club might allow him to leave the club at the end of the 2021-2022 season.

After his fantastic display in the Premier League game between Arsenal and Wolves which ended 2-1 in favor of Arsenal, his coach, Mikel Arteta noted that no one knows what would at the end of the season.

“We don’t know what is going to happen at the end of the season”, Arteta said. “What he needs to do is put aside that future. It is part of our game, we don’t have contracts that run for 20 years. That’s part of our job and we have to be conscious of that.

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“There’s nothing to tell him but to praise him because every single day he behaves like someone that wants to stay with us.”

What is the stats of Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal

What is the stats of Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal
Lacazette celebrates Arsenal’s winner against Wolves.

Since Alexandre Lacazette joined Arsenal in 2017, the 30-year-old Frenchman has played 195 games in all competitions in which he scored 70 goals and provided 34 assists in all competitions.

So far in the 2021-2022 season, Lacazette whose net worth is reportedly 15.5 Million Pound has scored 5 goals and provided 6 assists in 25 games in all competitions.

What is the relationship status of Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette and Manon Mogavero.
File photo of Alexandre Lacazette and Manon Mogavero.

Alexandre Lacazette who made his debut for France’s national team on June 5, 2013, and has played 16 times in which he scored 3 goals, hardly publicizes his private life.

However, Futballnews gathered that Lacazette was in a long-time relationship with French beauty therapist Manon Mogavero.

Mogavero reportedly moved to London when Lacazette signed for Arsenal in 2017. They have been living in the city since then until 2020 when it was reported that Lacazette cheated on the French lady.

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The woman Lacazette used to cheat on Mogavero is identified as Funda Gedik. According to reports, Lacazette dated Gedik for weeks before she realized that the Frenchman was in a serious relationship with Mogavero.

A check on Lacazette’s Instagram page showed that he does not have any picture of either Mogavero or Gedik on his page.

However, the French footballer has an Instagram post in which he posed with a young boy who he called family. At the time of publishing this report, it is not clear if the boy is Lacazette’s son.

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