Interview

‘I’ve played the best football of my career’

Alexandre Lacazette was deservedly named as our Player of the Season following an impressive second term in north London.

The France international has scored 19 goals and claimed 13 assists in 48 appearances this term, forming a lethal strike partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and establishing himself as a firm fan favourite at Emirates Stadium.
 
“I’ve played the best football of my career this season and for Arsenal, not because of the goals I scored, but in my game - I really improved,” Lacazette told Arsenal Player.
 
“Being able to contribute without scoring is important for the team. For me, as well as now, I enjoy working like this for my team-mates because I know it is going to be easier for them.
 
“In the past, I have always learnt that if you work for them, they will give you back the ball fast, and that is why I’m happy to help them.

“Individual awards are not really, really important,” Lacazette continued. “It is always a pleasure, of course, to receive things like this, but it is not the first thing I’m thinking of when I play football. I want to win a title, like the Europa League.
 
“I always do my best on the pitch even if sometimes I’m not good - but I always try to be the best. I fight for the club, so of course, I fight for them, for me, for my team-mates, for the coach, for my family and for everybody.
 
“I just want to win and everyone will support me. Everyone is behind me, so of course, I will fight for them as well.”