Arsenal is yet to see the best of me - Lacazete

Alexandre Lacazette has been speaking about his role at Arsenal and his ambition.

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette says fans have not seen the best of him yet in the Premier League.

The Frenchman netted his first goal of the new season in the 2-1 win against Burnley on Saturday, with the 28-year-old opening the scoring in the game at the Etihad Stadium as the Gunners claimed a hard-fought victory against the Clarets.

And he says there is more to come from him, with Lacazette looking to better his tally of 19 goals last season as he looks to try and get back in to the French national team, having not featured for Les Bleus since 2017.
“The Premier League has seen a very good Lacazette, but not yet the best Lacazette," he said, speaking to French television channel Canal Plus.

"I need to score more goals I know, I need to be more consistent and consistent throughout matches. I can do better.

"I am continuing to work, the national team coach makes his decisions. I am trying to put in the work. There you have it. I am still (motivated for it).”

Last season, the Frenchman seemed much more proficient at the Emirates compared to on the road. He netted nine league goals last season in front of his home fans, whilst registering a further three assists too.

This bettered his output away from home where he managed just four league goals and three assists last season. Perhaps as a consequence of his diminished ability on the road, he ended up playing just short of 300 league minutes less in away matches compared to home matches - and it is a trend that may be set to continue this season.

And that will be music to the ears of Arsenal fans, who are excited at the prospect of Lacazette lining up alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and club record signing Nicolas Pepe this season.

Aubameyang has already spoken of his delight at the prospect of working alongside Lacazette and Pepe, with the Gabon international stating that it is "going to be crazy".

Aubameyang has also said that he is confident that Arsenal can challenge for a top four place this season, following their summer spending spree.

"I think we feel stronger with players like David Luiz, Dani Ceballos, and [Nicolas] Pepe. We are sure we can fight for the top four."


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