Alexandre Lacazette's disrespectful interview proves why Arsenal cannot give him new deal


They need all their players fully focused on the matter at hand, especially the captain and main striker. But for a skipper to speak so openly about his future and future wishes is disrespectful to his current employers at a vital part of the season.

Lacazette missed Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Southampton, Arsenal’s third in a row, after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. Canal Plus’ decision to release the interview after that match was unfortunate timing.

Perhaps the reaction would have been different after three successive wins. But Lacazette has let the club and his supporters down at a time when they needed him the most.

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