Arsenal midfielder Alexandre Lacazette is determined to stay put at the Club despite reports indicating he could be used in a swap deal for Ghana’s Thomas Partey.
Reports claim Arsenal could use the Frenchman as part of their efforts to land the Ghana midfielder,27.
Partey has been a target for the Gunners all through the summer transfer with the English side doing everything possible to bring the midfielder to London.
Atletico Madrid have already rejected several offers from Arsenal and only willing to release the player should the English FA Cup Champions meet up the player’s buyout clause of £45million.
Lacazette looks unperturbed by the reports circulating insisting he is determined to stay at the Club and win titles.
“If that is true, no, it does not make me happy,” he told French outlet L’Equipe
“What counts, is the choices that the coach makes, his belief.
“He is the one who makes the team, not the directors up high in the offices, and I know that he believes in me.
“Each summer, there is Atletico and my name in the same sentence.
“It is a bit annoying sometimes, but other times I learn things, which is funny.
“I learned that I called Antoine (Griezmann) to talk to him about Atletico, for example, by reading about it from someone who seemed to be more aware than me.
“This sort of thing can be a bit of a pain, but it is part of the job.
“I am at Arsenal, I signed (in 2017) a 5-year contract to progress and win titles. I have two more to come. I am determined to stay.”
Thomas Partey himself is said to have refused a contract extension with Atletico Madrid in an attempt to push his way to Arsenal.