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Mikel Arteta says one Arsenal player is so committed in training, despite lack of game time

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has made it clear he’s not looking to let Alexandre Lacazette leave in January.

The Gunners striker has been showing “every day” that he’s committed to the club, added the manager.

Lacazette joined Arsenal from Lyon to much fanfare back in 2017 for a reported £46.5million.

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However, the France international’s time at the Emirates has had its ups and downs.

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Lacazette has become a fringe player at Arsenal this season, with just two Premier League appearances – both off the bench.

In addition, the 30-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and, according to football.london, isn’t willing to pen fresh terms.

Arsenal could theoretically cash in on him during the January window for a small fee, but Arteta says that’s not what he has in mind.

On Thursday, football.london asked Arteta if Lacazette could leave at the start of next year.

“No,” he replied. “We are focusing on getting the best out of Laca and he shows every day his commitment is here.

“We just want to give him the right minutes so that he can show his quality and he can help the team to do better.”

Arsenal are next in Premier League action on Monday night when they host Crystal Palace at the Emirates.

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