Arsenal forward yet to sign new deal amid interest from Barcelona

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette is reportedly in no rush to pen a new deal at Emirates Stadium, with La Liga heavyweights Barcelona closely monitoring his situation.

France inte, who has two years left to run on his current deal with the club, has made a bright start to the 2019-20 term, netting two goals in three appearances.

Since moving the Gunners from Lyon in 2017, Alexandre has hit a total of 37 goals in 91 matches across all competitions, while forging a fearsome partnership with Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front.

Metro Sport reported a couple of months ago that Barcelona were ready to launch an offer for the 28-year-old, but Blaugrana ended up bringing in Antoine Griezmann from the league rivals Atletico Madrid instead.

According to a recent report from Football London, Arsenal are interested i tieing Lacazette down to fresh terms at the club, but France international is waiting to make a final decision on his long-term future.

He is not yet prepared to sign a new contract, amid continued links to Blaugrana, who might be tempted to rekindle their interest next summer.

Alexandre wants to get back to playing in the UEFA Champions League as quickly as possible, with Gunners forced to play in the UEFA Europa League after finishing fifth in the PL the last term.

Should Arsenal manage to return to Top 4 by next May, there is every chance the player will commit his long-term future to the club, but if not, the Gunners risk losing a prized asset.