Present this Friday at a press conference alongside Laurent Blanc, Alexandre Lacazette spoke about the crazy season experienced by his former employer.
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Last summer, Alexandre Lacazette left Arsenal free and signed his return to Olympique Lyonnais, five years after leaving Les Gones for the Gunners. Far from the club in the London capital, the French striker is undoubtedly following very closely the 2022-2023 season disputed by the players of Mikel Arteta, the one which could allow Arsenal to win their first league title. England since 2004.
71 goals with Arsenal
Opposed this Saturday to Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium, as part of the 29th day of the Premier League, the partners of William Saliba occupy the top of the standings with eight lengths ahead of Manchester City. A success against the Peacocks will bring them closer to consecration. Invited Friday in front of the journalists in the company of the coach of Les Gones, Laurent Blanc, the 31-year-old striker gave his feelings on the performance of his former club. The tricolor international is not surprised by the very good exercise achieved so far by the Londoners. “I’m not surprised to see their success in the sense that I worked with the coach, I knew he had these plans. I am not surprised or amazed at the success of the club.
With Arsenal, the Lyonnais artificer scored 71 goals in 206 games in all competitions, for 54 goals in 158 Premier League games. Since the start of the 2022-2023 season, Alexandre Lacazette has found the net 21 times in 28 appearances, including 17 goals in 25 Ligue 1 games. Scorer before the international break against FC Nantes at Groupama Stadium (1- 1), the native of the Rhone city scored his 150th goal against the Canaries with Olympique Lyonnais, to become the second top scorer in club history ahead of Bernard Lacombe and behind Fleury Di Nallo.