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Alexandre Lacazette speaks out on possible Arsenal exit

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The Frenchman will be available as a free agent once his Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season.

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has announced he is in talks with ‘a lot of clubs’ and is keen to join a Champions League side.

The 30-year-old is expected to leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of his contract this summer. Since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s exit in January, he has spearheaded the Gunners attack and taken over the captain’s armband.

But Lacazette is open to changing clubs for next season and is negotiating with other teams as a free agent.

“I am in discussions with a lot of clubs,” he told Canal Plus. “I am open.”

Lacazette also refused to rule out a return to Lyon, but insists his aim is to join a club in the Champions League. The French side sit down in eighth in the Ligue 1 table, four points outside a spot in Europe.

“I have never cut contact with Lyon since I left,” the Frenchman said. “I try to return to the club once or twice a year to see the medical staff because we are really close. Lyon know that I am free, they have to come up with a proposal.”

“It’s a bit more complicated,” he added on returning to Lyon if the club drop out of Europe.

“I want to play in Europe, it’s been a long time since I played in the Champions League, I’m missing it. It’s a little more complicated, nothing is impossible in life, but it’s a little more complicated.”