Alexandre Lacazette has sent a message to Arsenal fans in this month’s Arsenal magazine, saying he’s here to ‘make sure’ the club win titles.
Arsenal’s record transfer has not turned up at the Emirates just to pick up a nice fat paycheck. He’s here to help the side win trophies. No, more than that, he’s here to ‘make sure’ we do.
Speaking in a lengthy interview for the August edition of the magazine, Lacazette said when asked what message he wanted to send to Arsenal fans, “I want to give one hundred per cent in every match. I want to show I’m worthy of the shirt. I want to do everything I can to make sure we win titles.”
Nice use of the word ‘we,’ there, Laca.
In other striker news, Arsene Wenger has confirmed, again, that Olivier Giroud wants to remain at Arsenal and fight for his place.
The Frenchman has been linked with a move away this summer ever since the arrival of Lacazette, despite him saying that he wants to stay and the manager saying that he wants to keep him.
Giroud has more than proven himself since his arrival at Arsenal, despite being criticised more than perhaps any other forward in the Premier League. A genuine goal threat, he also helps the team defensively and is key in Arsenal’s link up play at times.
Speaking to reporters, Wenger reiterated that Giroud is more than up for the challenge that Lacazette brings with him to the Emirates. Having taken the main striker’s role with the French national team, Giroud is surely confident that he has what it takes to do that same at Arsenal.
“Giroud fancies the competition,” Wenger said. “As a manager, you have him on your back, wanting to play.
“He fights hard, you know. I like the way he responds to what’s happening. He is focused and determined and showed that on the (pre-season) tour.”
Everton and Lyon have both been linked with Giroud and Jean-Michel Aulas even confirmed that they had tried to sign him but Wenger had refused to sell.
“I wanted to sign him,” Aulas told Le Progress. “But Arsene Wenger would not sell him.”