Alexandre Lacazette has categorically stated that he is happy at Arsenal, despite reports last week he was looking to leave the club.
Having become Arsenal‘s record signing last summer, he had a mixed first campaign in England, often finding himself being left on the bench or being substituted, although he still managed to score 14 Premier League goals as well as starting to form a very decent looking strike partnership with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang following his January arrival.
However, under the new management of Unai Emery, Lacazette had failed to start any of Arsenal’s opening three games of the season, leading to reports that he was looking to leave, with the transfer window remaining open for European clubs until the end of August.
That deadline of course came and went, with no move away from the Emirates materialising for the French striker, who was then offered the chance to impress during the Gunners 3-2 win over Cardiff City, where he seized his opportunity with a goal and an assist.
However, he has now come out and denied the reports that he wanted to leave, insisting he is happy at the North London club:
“I don’t know who said this stuff, but I am at one of the best clubs in London and I am happy at Arsenal,” Lacazette told Sky Sports.
“It’s always going to be hard to be in the first XI at a club like this, but I always keep fighting and working. I won’t play every week just because of one game.
“Every day I have to work and show the coach I work well and I deserve my place.”