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Lacazette - This is the best that I've felt here

With five goals, three assists and a Player of the Month and Goal of the Month award to his name, it is clear that Alex Lacazette is enjoying his football.

The French striker has been in fabulous form, and ahead of Monday's Premier League encounter with Leicester City, he says this is the best he has felt since arriving in north London.

"Yes [is it] because even if I don't score in every game, in general I feel good and I am happy about my condition and my feeling in the team," Lacazette said.
 
"Unai Emery has had a big impact. He did a good job even if we lost the first two games, because after we have won nine games in a row and you can see what he wants us to do, how he wants us to play tactically, defensively. 

"Effort, he wants 100 per cent every day. He wants us to win, even in training. He wants quality as well, we know we have to play well to win. Sometimes not, but most of the time if we play well, we can win.

"In the dressing room everyone is happy about [our run of form] but we know if we did this it is because we worked a lot so we have to work hard again."

Lacazette is a big admirer of Leicester forward Jamie Vardy, and says we will have to watch his closely at Emirates Stadium.
 
"I like this guy because any balls in the box and can be a goal for him, for his team," he said. "He never gives up so I like this kind of striker. He has got quality and scores goals."

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Torreira - Why I love playing with Ozil and Laca

Lucas Torreira’s locker in the dressing room sits between those of Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette.

The Uruguayan has looked at home in the No 11 shirt but admits he could never have dreamt of lining up alongside some of the players he now calls teammates and friends.
 
“Mesut and Laca are wonderful players and people,” Torreira told Arsenal Player. “They bring in that quality touch that the team needs. They dictate the tempo in every play of the game. Laca is in great scoring form, which is really important for us.
 
“On the other hand, we know that Mesut is a top player. If you pass him the ball he will hardly ever give it away. He plays with simplicity and he’s got a lot of quality, which makes us very calm.
 
“As I midfielder I know that if I pass him the ball I can be calm. When I arrived at the club they told me that my closet in the locker room was going to be in between Lacazette’s and Ozil’s.
 
“I would have never imagined or dreamed of something like that. I am privileged to live all this at the age of 22. It was very hard for me to get where I am now. That's why it's so enjoyable.”

You can see Lucas in action for Uruguay this month - click here to buy tickets for Uruguay v Brazil at Emirates Stadium on Friday, November 16.