Alexandre Lacazette opened his goal account for Arsenal on Saturday against Burnley and then declared that we haven’t seen the best of him yet.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with Ainsley Maitland-Niles during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Since he arrived at Arsenal in the summer of 2017 for £47.7m, Lacazette has scored 37 goals (with 18 assists) in 89 games.

But it hasn’t just been his form in front of goal that has impressed Arsenal fans. His work-ethic on the pitch, determination and the way he interacts with his teammates have all helped cement him in the hearts of supporters.

How exciting, then, that the 28-year-old believes we haven’t yet seen the best of him in an Arsenal shirt.

“The Premier League has seen a very good Lacazette, but not yet the best Lacazette,” the Frenchman told Canal Plus after the game against Burnley.

“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).”

At Lyon, Lacazette averaged 0.47 goals per game while at Arsenal it is slightly lower at 0.41.

When you consider direct goal involvements (goals and assists) at Lyon that becomes 0.62 while at Arsenal it is, again, slightly lower at 0.61.

However, when you consider minutes actually played he’s contributing to goals more often at Arsenal (every 111.9 minutes) when compared to his time at Lyon where his rate was 117.6.

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