Alexandre Lacazette has revealed why he joined Arsenal, with the Premier League club indebted to the influence of Arsene Wenger, with the manager a major reason behind the French striker joining the club in the summer.
Arsenal have been on a tough run of form in recent weeks as they have lost the momentum they had been building. A loss to Manchester United was followed by a draw with Southampton last Sunday. Charlie Austin scored early, and it took until the final few moments for Olivier Giroud to grab an equaliser.
The stalemate means that Arsenal remain a point behind Liverpool in fourth, while they are now 17 points short of Manchester City at the top, with the title hopes in tatters. This comes after a season in which they did not make it into a Champions League spot, with the Gunners having to settle for a place in the Europa League instead.
This failure to get into Europe’s premier competition was one that many thought would stop top talent coming to Arsenal, but it was not enough to deter Alexandre Lacazette, with the striker switching to London in the summer.
On his transfer, Lacazette admitted to Sky Sports: “It was really the meeting with the coach that made me want to come here, it was something I had thought about since I was little”.
“I had spoken about it a lot for many years with Francis Coquelin but it was really all about that meeting with the coach. I benefit from his experience on a daily basis, especially his past and how he has worked with various strikers”.
“We are always chatting about small things I can do to make little improvements. It will be a really nice record for him too”.
Arsenal and Lacazette return to action on Wednesday as they look to beat West Ham and get back to winning ways.