Alexandre Lacazette says he is playing the best football of his career ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League final meeting with Chelsea.
The 27-year-old has scored 19 goals in all competitions for Unai Emery’s side, creating another 11 and developing a strong partnership with strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Despite missing out on a top-four finish, Arsenal still have a chance to secure Champions League qualification and win silverware this season in this month’s Europa League final.
Lacazette insists he is in the form of his life ahead of the clash, with Arsenal facing their London rivals in Baku on May 29.
“I’ve played the best football of my career this season and for Arsenal, not because of the goals I scored, but in my game – I really improved,” Lacazette told Goal.
“Being able to contribute without scoring is important for the team. For me, as well as now, I enjoy working like this for my team-mates because I know it is going to be easier for them.
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“In the past, I have always learnt that if you work for them, they will give you back the ball fast, and that is why I’m happy to help them.
Lacazette’s strong campaign saw him crowned as Arsenal’s Player of the Season, however, the Frenchman insists it is team rather than individual honours he is focused on.
”Individual awards are not really, really important,” Lacazette added.
“It is always a pleasure, of course, to receive things like this, but it is not the first thing I’m thinking of when I play football. I want to win a title, like the Europa League.
“I always do my best on the pitch even if sometimes I’m not good – but I always try to be the best. I fight for the club, so of course, I fight for them, for me, for my team-mates, for the coach, for my family and for everybody.
“I just want to win and everyone will support me. Everyone is behind me, so of course, I will fight for them as well.”
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