“It’s linked to confidence and that’s linked to him obviously playing more regular minutes,” said the Spaniard.
“He’s scoring more goals and he finds himself in better form. Then it’s about supporting our players when they go through difficult moments.
“We have to be right behind them, we have to talk to them, we have to give them tools to resolve the issues they are going through. Laca has done that by working hard. It’s as simple as that.
“He committed to work harder, to sticking to what his abilities and qualities are and the moment he transformed a little bit his confidence, he became a different player.”
The boss continued: “[We gave him] A lot of things related to the game. Things he needs to read better about his movement, sometimes about his body language…a lot of things that are important to visualise yourself, then [he needed to] try to correct them.”
Lacazette will enter the final year of his contract at the end of this season. Arteta admits it is a situation that has to be addressed, but for the moment he wants the striker’s focus to be on the pitch.
“We will talk certainly about that situation,” said the Spaniard. “At the moment, what I want is that he keeps performing the way he is until the end of the season. Then it will be the right time to talk about it.”