Lacazette explains why he rejected PSG for Arsenal move

Date published: Wednesday 4th October 2017 9:05

Alexandre Lacazette has explained why he chose to join Arsenal instead of Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Lacazette became the most expensive signing in Arsenal’s history in July when he moved to north London for £46.4million.

The French forward had been linked with moves to numerous clubs, with PSG mooted as the most likely destination.

Lacazette had forged his reputation in France with Lyon, but says that he “wanted to play in another league”.

“We talked to PSG but I knew it was not where I wanted to go. In France, I would only play for Lyon,” he told RMC Sport.

“PSG could have helped me progress because they of the big players they have but I wanted to play in another league.”

The 26-year-old has four goals in seven games so far for Arsenal, but is looking to “become stouter in front of goal” in the coming months.

“In the Emirates, I have been efficient. Now I have to keep going and have the same stats away from home,” he added.

“I still have to work on some points, even if it’s going well. I can still develop my relationships with my midfielders and defenders.

“I also want to become stouter in front of goal because in England the referee does not whistle.”

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