Interview

‘It’s been a pleasure, an honour to play for him'

Arsène Wenger and Alexandre Lacazette embrace

It’s been an emotional day at Arsenal.

After we beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 in Arsène Wenger’s final match as our manager, Alexandre Lacazette - our top scorer this season, with 17 goals - spoke of his admiration for his fellow countryman.

on the importance of finishing with a win for the boss… 
It was really important. It’s his last game at Arsenal so of course we wanted to win for him, even because this season away was very bad for us. We didn’t win enough games so I think for the finish it’s perfect for him

on what it was like to work under him… 
It was a pleasure and an honour because he is a great coach and a great manager and did a lot of great things for the club and for the team, so of course I wanted to win for him. 

on whether it will be strange now that he’s gone…
Yeah really when we learn that we’re finished with him. In the team and for me personally it was really strange because he gives me a lot of confidence and he brings me from my club so I will always be thankful for him.

on going forward... 
Yeah, we are in a strong position. We are in Europe, even if it’s not the Champions League, but now we hope a great coach will come and continue like this and continue the work.