Arteta would like Arsenal to have talks with Lacazette about his future at the Emirates.
Ex-Lyon striker Lacazette came off the bench to score in Arsenal 2-0 victory against Wolves on Saturday.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has revealed his admiration for striker Alexandre Lacazette and wants the north London club to start negotiating a new deal for the Frenchman.
Lacazette, who came off the bench wrap up Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, has a deal at the Emirates that is set to expire in 2022. While the London club are still negotiating a deal to keep forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the club, Arteta insists Lacazette’s future needs to be sorted soon. "We have to have a chat about the next step with him and get his ideas and his feelings. As I said, I am really happy with him," Arteta said told Sky Sports. "He's a player that I've always liked, even when I wasn't here, because of what he brings to the team: his qualities, his ability, his work rate. So let's see.
"Now we are in a crucial moment. It's no time to talk about a lot of contract situations. We still have time and we will do it in the right moment."
The Spaniard also said he would like his side to end the 2019-20 campaign on a high.
"I think we have to win every game and then wait and pray. It's not about winning one game. I think we need to go game-by-game," Arteta added. "A few weeks ago, we were really far from even thinking about Europe and now we are a little bit closer at the moment. So let's go game-by-game and see where it takes us. "Now we are on a good run, we've got some momentum and we're getting to the crucial point of the season where we're going to face the top teams in the next two weeks and we're just trying to get prepared as well as we can. "We know how important these games are going to be for the future of the season, so we are very focused and committed to trying to do as well as we can."