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Alexandre Lacazette – read transcript of first official Arsenal interview

PUBLISHED: 14:24 06 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:00 06 July 2017

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

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

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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?

“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.

“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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