Forget the Press! I Am Happy at Arsenal - Striker

Our record breaking striker has talked about circumstances surrounding his stay at Arsenal as he made it clear that he is at peace at the club.

Alexandre Lacazette opened scoring when we faced Fulham in the first game of the 2020/21 Premier League season. His goal was the first across the league and with that, he created a new record.

In the 2017/18 season, he was the first to score in the league and this new season, he did it again. He is now the only player to have done that on two occasions.

With the number of players capable of playing in his position and the competition being created thereof, it seemed like the Frenchman will be having a tough time making Matchday squads.

This birthed a lot of reports that he is not happy at the club and would love to continue elsewhere but from what he revealed during his interview post our 3-0 win at Craven Cottage, it isn't what the media thinks.

Commenting on the level of competition for places and how that concerns him, Lacazette said:

Yes, for the team, for the club. We have a lot of big ambition. We know Auba is going to score a lot of goals this season. I want to help the team to be on top, I know it's my job. It's not for me to [just] play and do the link-ups so I will try and do my best this season.

Quizzed on whether he is happy at Arsenal, the 29-year old responded thus:

I am really happy. It's only the press that says I'm not happy. From the beginning I've said I am happy at Arsenal and I want to play and win titles. We won a title last month so I am happy with Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta has hit the ground running since his appointment as Arsenal manager. In a short time, he has resuscitated high spirits among the players on and off the pitch. This is evident in the way the team has fared under him. 

FA Cup and Community Shield wins in just few months of management has made a lot of people predict a top-4 finish for Arsenal but when asked about his take on this, Lacazette preferred not to be too direct on the topic.

I don't know if we are ready, but we'll try to. Every day we work a lot to try and earn a place in the top four.

This will be Lacazette's fourth season since arriving the Emirates from Lyon in the summer transfer window of 2017.

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