I can’t help but be excited by the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette to the Arsenal side, and it shows that Arsene Wenger can still attract top class talent to the Emirates even without Champions League football. One player in the Arsenal team is just as excited as I am!
Francis Coquelin, who has played with Lacazette in French sides for many many years, is adamant that we have got a very special player. “I’ve known him for a very long time,” Le Coq said on Arsenal.com. “We played together for the youth national team so I know him very well. I’m really happy he’s come to the club. He’s a real asset and a goalscoring machine.
“He scored 37 goals in all competition last season, so he’s shown that he’s a very, very good goalscorer. I think he’s the fourth all-time leading goalscorer for Lyon, after scoring about 130 goals for the club. I’m really happy to have him in the team.
“He can do pretty much everything because he’s someone who likes to get on the ball too. He likes to run in behind the defences that’s something he’s good at and, like I said, he’s a goalscorer. Even in Europe, it’s very difficult to find someone who can score 25 or 30 goals. If he can do that, it will be very special for the club and for the team.
“I’ve never seen someone coming on and scoring so many goals. I’ve seen him come on and score a hat-trick in 20 minutes. He shows that he doesn’t joke in front of the goal, he does the business and that’s what we need.”
That is EXACTLY what we need! If anyone can fire Arsenal to the title it will be this man. Who needs Alexis when we have a goalscoring machine!
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