The Frenchman, Alexandre Lacazette opened
up on reasons he joined Arsenal. In his first
interview as an Arsenal player, he mentioned
that scoring of goals is not all of football for
him, although he confessed he loves hitting
the net as a striker.
However, the long-time dream of the 26-year-
old , Lacazette was to play in Arsenal just as
other Frenchmen like Thierry Henry did.
Alexandre Lacazette hoped that having a number of compatriots in the team would help him settle in at the north London club.
His full interview with Arsenal Media reads:
Alexandre, congratulations - how does it feel
to be an Arsenal player? am, of course,
delighted and very proud too because Arsenal
is a legendary club. 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.
Apart from that link with those French
players, what else about Arsenal appeals to
you? Arsenal's past - 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. 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.
Can you tell us a bit about your playing style
and what we can expect? 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 that I'm about. I love
good flowing football where the whole team is
Last season you had the second-best chance
conversion rate in Europe's top five leagues
- what is your secret to good finishing? First
of all you need to have players behind you
who pass the ball well, resulting in good
goalscoring opportunities. Also every time I
take a shot at goal it's because I believe I can
score. I don't just shoot for the sake of it. I
always try to choose the best option, whether
that is to pass or to shoot. I also try to keep
as calm as possible. All that is achieved by a
lot of hard work in training.
Do you have a message for the Arsenal fans?
I want to give one hundred per cent in every
match. I want to show I'm worthy of the shirt.
I want to do everything I can to make sure we
win titles. Alexandre Lacazette completed
£53million deal to Arsenal from Lyon on
Wednesday, July 5.