Alexandre Lacazette asked if he is happy at Arsenal after Fulham win

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Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has confirmed he is happy at the club, despite rumours linking him with a move away.

The Frenchman scored the opening goal in the Gunners' 3-0 win over Fulham, after being selected to lead the line ahead of Eddie Nketiah.

Lacazette has been linked with Atletico Madrid, with a potential swap deal which would see midfielder Thomas Partey join Arsenal mooted.

However, Lacazette shut down talk of a transfer in his post-match interview, telling BT Sport: "It was the best way to start the season. We wanted to win and have a clean sheet and respect what the coach wanted. Everyone is happy.

"He wants us to be perfect. We worked in the week for this kind of game. We have a lot of big ambitions. I want to help the team to be on top I know it is my job.

"I am really happy [at Arsenal]. It is only the press and other people that say I am not. I want to play and win titles.

"We want to be aggressive with and without the ball and improve every aspect of our game."

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It comes after Lacazette addressed the rumours in an interview with French outlet L'Equipe, once again pouring cold water on talk of a move to Atletico.

He said: "Each summer, there is Atletico and my name in the same sentence. It is a bit annoying sometimes, but other times I learn things, which is funny.

"I learned that I called Antoine [Griezmann] to talk to him about Atletico, for example, by reading about it from someone who seemed to be more aware than me. This sort of thing can be a bit of a pain, but it is part of the job.

"I am at Arsenal, I signed (in 2017) a 5-year contract to progress and win titles. I have two more to come. I am determined to stay."

Manager Mikel Arteta also addressed Lacazette's future, saying: "He is in my plans, he is a player that I like a lot.

"He knows that he has Eddie next to him, he's going to push him and whoever is in better shape is going to play"

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