Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette insists his future does not depend on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s decision whether to extend his deal at the Emirates or not.
Arsenal prepare to face Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup final on Saturday, with many Gunners supporters fearing it may be Aubameyang’s last match in red colors.
The skipper entered the final year of his contract in London and has been stalling on signing a new deal so far.
Several elite Europe’s clubs, including Barcelona and Inter Milan, are closely monitoring Aubameyang’s situation and could decide to make a swoop unless he pens a new deal soon.
If they struggle to persuade the Gabonese superstar to renew the contract, Arsenal will be looking to cash in on the 31-year-old this summer to avoid a risk of losing him for free next year.
Asked if he would follow his fellow attacking partnership through the exit door at the Emirates, Alexandre Lacazette said: “No, because we know that Auba has a lot of discussions with the club, and I can’t put my future on someone else.”
Lacazette and Aubameyang have formed a formidable strike partnership and are equally close off the pitch as they did on it.
That led to speculations that the French striker could be poised to leave Arsenal if they fail to keep hold of his partner in crime.
“When he came, everyone knows we had a good relationship together,” the former Lyon man said of Aubameyang, as relayed by Daily Mirror.
“We always talk about everything, not only about football but everything in life. He’s a good guy. That’s why between us, it became really easy.”
However, the 29-year-old has confirmed he has yet to discuss a contract extension with the club.
“No, we didn’t talk about this [contract extension].
“Me, I’m just playing my games and finishing the season to see how it’s going to be, but we didn’t talk about anything.”