Alexandre Lacazette has hinted that he will be staying at Arsenal amid ongoing speculation about his future at the club.
The Frenchman has been linked with several clubs in Europe this summer, including Juventus and Atletico Madrid, but remains at the Emirates.
He still managed 12 goals in 39 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions last term but had to settle for a place on the bench at times.
Mikel Arteta often decided to give his younger forwards a chance to impress, leaving Lacazette twiddling his thumbs.
The 29-year-old still has two years left on his contract at the club and it is believed that Arsenal would sell him if the right offer came in.
But the former Lyon has hinted that his immediate future could lie in north London through activity on his social media accounts.
One fan took to Instagram to urge the former Lyon man to remain with the Gunners, writing: “One word. STAY."
Lacazette replied to the plea with a winking face and while this is of course nothing concrete, it does suggest that he will stay.
The forward was signed by Arsene Wenger for a then-club-record £46.5million in 2017 and has gone on to make 127 appearance overall, netting 48 goals.
Arteta has always insisted that Lacazette remains part of his plans and has made it clear that he wants to continue working with him.
"Why would I want to lose a player like him? I'm really happy with him,” he said recently.
I really like Alex, I said that even before I joined here that he is the type of striker that I really like.”
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claimed recently that Lacazette’s representatives had held talks with Juventus about a move, but that an agreement was not reached.
"I believe that he will stay," Romano told YouTuber Lee Gunner in an interview for his channel.
"For sure his agents are speaking with many clubs. They spoke with Juventus, but Juventus can't pay like €50million in this moment to sign Lacazette.
"They won't pay this fee but the Juventus director Fabio Paratici was in England some days ago.
"He had a meeting with his agent but they did not find an agreement. In this moment I would have to say Juventus is a no.
"Inter is a no too, they will go with Lautaro [Martinez] and [Romelu] Lukaku next season so they are not going for Lacazette."
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