Lacazette - My 2017 and my aims for next year

Having swapped France for north London in the summer, 2017 was one of the biggest years in Alexandre Lacazette’s life.

For many strikers, the weight of a hefty price tag and new country would be a burden, but not for Lacazette, who has seamlessly fitted in with our team and is aiming for glory at the end of the season.

“It’s not bad, it’s encouraging [for me this season],” he told Arsenal Player. “It’s good because I was able to score goals for the team. I feel good in the game. I like it in England so that’s not bad. I know I can do better but I don’t want to move too fast. It’s a year of adjustment. I’m happy.

“I would like to win a title, even though, in August, I already won the Community Shield. But I would like to win a cup, or a championship will be hard, but I’d like to win the Europa League.”

One of the highlights of 2017 for Lacazette was the north London derby, which we won 2-0 at Emirates Stadium.

“It was a great experience,” he said. “I was eager to experience that game because, within 10 minutes of arriving at the club people had told me about it and said that it was a game to win both for the club and for the fans. 

“I also felt that from the fans because, even two weeks before I could feel the pressure from those who were already talking to me about it. It was a good positive thing. I had this experience in my former club so it was good.”