With a nod perhaps to next season, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger paired Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front and they combined for the goal, with Aubameyang clipping over a cross that Lacazette finished on the slide. The club are set to confirm plans to tour Singapore, with their first game - potentially against Atletico Madrid - pencilled in for July 26.
He said: 'The fact that you get linked, it is something positive because it makes you proud of your career trajectory.
Arsene Wenger's side have gone along smoothly in the Europa League however.
The Magpies cemented their unlikely place in the top ten with a 2-1 comeback victory over Arsenal at St James' Park yesterday to ease themselves to 41 points and 13 clear of the drop-zone.
Discussing City's 3-1 defeat of Spurs, Merson is grateful Guardiola's side showed up with one of their best performances of the season, to remind Premier League fans of their excellence - as they have faded in recent weeks. "Today we didn't play incredible football because we played an fantastic team, but you have to manage how you play and compete for the win".
The next day there was an Arsenal season ticket holder at the meeting and we were raving about the game, especially one of the goals, where there were about 15 passes and a superb finish.
Rafa Benitez has admitted that moves have been made to keep him at Newcastle beyond the end of next season, and spoke about being proud that his management record has seen him linked to the Arsenal job.
Kenedy clipped the woodwork on the break but the miss counted for little, with Arsenal's faint top-four hopes all but over as they now face a battle to stay in the top six.
"I just think Arsenal fans want to see entertaining football and I know this might sound a bit silly...but they want to see teams who go out to win football matches".
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