"I want him to have a chance to play somewhere as well".
Hence a move was believed to be on the cards, however it now appears that he will remain at Arsenal and he said following his teams Community Shield triumph over Chelsea this weekend, "I'm an Arsenal player".
Sorely missed in Lyon's Europa League semi-final defeat to Ajax Amsterdam, Lacazette provided goals as well as assists, contributing to 39 total goals in both Ligue 1 and European competition last season.
When quizzed about the superstar's future in Arsenal's pre-season tour of China, manager Arsene Wenger said, "The decision has been made and we will stick to that". "He's one tough unit to get past and I'm sure his physical attributes are going to be key to us this season".
"We were dominating (at the time of Pedro's dismissal) and I just wondered whether we would come back or not".
The Gunners boss is expected to play hard-ball with Sanchez as he does not want to lose his talisman to Premier League rivals Manchester City. Having only returned to training this week, a starting birth against Antonio Conte's side is unlikely in the curtain raiser ahead of the Premier League resumption next week.
"We need to take care of this - you know how the swelling goes and if it turns into a black eye or something".
"But we had the intensity in the games in our preparation that is needed to be ready". "We're still slowly learning it and it's working for now, and we'll see if it continues to". You've got to be patient sometimes with this formation we're playing, you play a different style of football, that's what we're learning still and we're getting better. "It's a bit different, it's new for us and obviously the fans will be up for it".