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Alexandre Lacazette says his future at Arsenal and that of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are not linked

Alexandre Lacazette says his future at Arsenal does not depend on keeping Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

While Lacazette is linked with the Gunners until 2022, Aubameyang’s contract expires in less than a year and he could leave the club for free next summer.

Head coach Mikel Arteta has stressed that he is confident he can persuade Aubameyang to sign a new contract, especially if Arsenal succeed in the FA Cup final on Saturday against Chelsea.

However, if Arsenal lose, they will not have European football to offer their current stars or attract new signings to the club.

When asked if he had started discussions about a new contract, Lacazette replied, “No, we haven’t talked about it.

“Me, I’m just playing my games and I’m finishing the season to see how it’s going to go but we haven’t talked about anything. “

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke to his illustrious predecessor Arsene Wenger ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta spoke to his illustrious predecessor Arsene Wenger ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Lacazette and Aubameyang are close both on and off the pitch, but the France international has said his future at Arsenal is unrelated to that of the club captain.

“No, because we know that Cuba has a lot of discussions with the club and that I cannot entrust my future to anyone else,” he replied when such a scenario was presented to him.

“When he comes, everyone knows we had a good relationship together. We always talk about everything, not just football but everything in life. He’s a good guy. That’s why between us it has become really easy. “

We know that Cuba has a lot of talk with the club and I can’t trust someone else about my future.

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Lacazette has not collected any major silverware since joining Arsenal, but played the entire 4-1 Europa League final loss to Chelsea last season.

The 29-year-old admits the return trip from Azerbaijan after the game was difficult and hopes to use the loss as motivation this time around.

“No one was talking. It was a long flight – really quiet, ”he said.

“(It was) possibly the worst flight I have ever had. But, yeah, after that when you lose a final it’s really hard to try to talk to someone or to laugh. Obviously everyone was disappointed.

“Hopefully those who played will not forget the final last season. Everyone must find their own motivation for this match.

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Arteta says Arsenal fans deserve the joy of winning the FA Cup after what he described as “very difficult times” in recent seasons

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“Whether it’s to think about the past or the future, or whether it’s just because they want to win this game.

“I am confident with my teammates. After that, anything can happen in a game. But it does not matter.

“I know we can do something, we can win this game and it will be difficult because Chelsea are a good team but we will do everything for the fans and the club. “

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