Alexandre Lacazette – read transcript of first official Arsenal interview

Arsenal unveil new signing Alexandre Lacazette at London Colney. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal

Arsenal unveil new signing Alexandre Lacazette at London Colney. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images - Credit: Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Arsenal broke the bank to make Alexandre Lacazette their record signing at £52 million. Read the full transcript of his first official interview.

Alexandre, congratulations – how does it feel to be an Arsenal player?

“I 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?


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“Arsenal past – I like clubs with history. Also the fact that the manager has been here for a while shows that it’s a stable club, which I like.

“In addition there are quite a few French player here, which makes it easier to settle in.

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“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 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 engaged.”

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