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Transfer Rumors: Arsenal Star Waiting To Sign New Contract Amid Links With Barcelona

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Barcelona had a very good summer transfer window this year, but some fans think they didn’t do the right moves for the upcoming season. They were linked with several players over the summer, but couldn’t land all of them.

One of those linked with a move to Catalonia was Arsenal’s star Alexandre Lacazette, who was the subject of several rumors, including secret meetings. Lacazette has enjoyed a sweet star of the season, scoring two goals in three appearances with Arsenal.

Given the links with Barcelona and his current good form, the French striker is in no rush of signing a new contract with the Gunners.

Since moving Arsenal from Olympique Lyon in 2017, Lacazette has hit a total of 37 goals in 91 appearances across all competitions, while forging a fearsome partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front, and now is on the verge of creating a great trio with newcomer Nicolas Pepe.

Metro Sport reported back in May that Barcelona were ready to launch a bid for the 28-year-old, but they ended up bringing in Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid instead.

Now, Football London claims Arsenal are keen on tying Lacazette down to fresh terms at the Emirates, but he is waiting to make a final decision on his future. The French star isn’t ready to ink a new deal with the North Londoners amid ongoing links with the La Liga champions, who could try to sign Alexandre next summer.

The former Lyon star is said to be keen to have some Champions League action, as Arsenal is set to play in the Europa League once again, after finishing last season as runners-up.

If the Gunners manage to finish among the top four this campaign, there could be a chance for Lacazette to stay in the club, but the season has just started, and we have to wait and see if they’re able to retain the striker.