Alexandre Lacazette reveals talks with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang over his Arsenal future

Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - July 12, 2020 Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring their first goal with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Tim Goode/Pool via REUTERS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or
Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have a fantastic relationship at Arsenal (Picture: REUTERS)

Alexandre Lacazette says he has stopped pestering Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang about his Arsenal future as their conversations have turned from funny to annoying.

There has been much speculation over Aubameyang’s future, with his contract expiring next year and his intentions unclear as to whether he will extend his stay in north London or not.

Arsenal may look to cash in on the 31-year-old this summer if he does not sign a new contract, rather than risk losing him for nothing in 2021.

Lacazette, who is under contract until 2022, is keen to find out what Aubameyang is planning for his future, but says he has had to stop asking him in fear of winding him up.

The Frenchman says the Gabon international has already done enough to attain legend status at Arsenal, whether he stays or not.

‘He is already one of the legends [at Arsenal] because of the amount of goals he’s scored in so few games,’ Lacazette told beIN Sports.

‘But to be honest, we stopped talking about this (his future) because at the beginning it can be funny.

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Aubameyang has scored 23 goals this season (Picture: Getty Images)

‘But long term you can start to be annoying because you want something that is not maybe the way we’d like and I don’t want to be the guy being a bit annoying [by keep asking the same questions].

‘So we don’t really speak about his future. I’m just going to wait like everyone else. And I just hope he’s going tell me before the press.’

Aubameyang gave an update on his future last month, admitting that it is a very difficult decision for him, but called on the club to make him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

‘Recently I haven’t received an offer but of course there have been discussions with the club for a fair few months now,’ he told French publication Telefoot in June.

‘And they know very well why so far nothing has happened. It’s them [the club] who have the keys and for them to do their work. Afterwards we will see how things go.

‘It is a turning point in my career, and I will be very frank with everyone, it will be of course a very difficult decision to make because I have still not decided.

‘It is possibly the most important decision of my career. To be clear, nothing has been decided.’

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