Twenty goals every season for the past four, it’s fair to say the Arsenal fans are hoping new signing Alexandre Lacazette will be able to keep up his fine goalscoring feats for the entirety of his Emirates stay.
After the former Lyon man was able to sign on the dotted line for a mammoth fee of £53 million, a club record for the North Londoners, the striker gave his first interview for the club in his mother tongue.
The Frenchman gave great praise to the club, not only in their current state, but the many legendary players that have played over the years. Namely a fellow countryman.
“Also the fact that the manager has been here for a while shows that it is a stable club, which I like - In addition there are quite a few French players here, which makes it easier to settle in.
“In my opinion Arsenal is also the club that plays the best football in England so I really wanted to come here.
“When I play I like to use my pace and to link up with my team-mates - As a forward I like to score goals, of course, but that’s not all I’m about.
“Throughout my childhood, thanks to Thierry Henry and other French players, I always dreamed of playing for this club so today that dream has been fulfilled.
“Arsenal’s past [is another reason I joined] – I like clubs with a history.
“Also the fact that the manager has been here for a while shows that it is a stable club, which I like.”
Here’s the man in his own words:
With much of the Emirates contingent hoping for a final Wenger hurrah last time out, the deal at least represents some good news for a frustrated section of the support. Whilst the likes of Alexis Sanchez have scored frequently over the past few seasons, a world-class central striker has clearly been lacking from the clearly creatively gifted forward lineup.
Speaking of the Chilean, Arsenal are set to lose their main talisman with the familiar shadow of Manchester City looming. Not only that, Olivier Giroud, so often the target of much support based ire, is unlikely to be willing to play second fiddle to the countryman as a move to Everton looks likely.