Lacazette ready for a fresh start at Arsenal

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette is ready to move from the struggles of his debut campaign at Arsenal and prove doubters wrong by improving on his goal tally in the upcoming seasonThe Frenchman struggled to live up to his £46.5m price tag from his transfer last summer and ended, what promised to be a an exciting spell, in disappointing fashion with just a mere 17 goals in 39 appearances across all competitions.Lacazette’s performances were often the subject of criticism by both pundits and fans alike throughout the entire season and he was omitted from the France squad that would later win the World Cup this year.But the 27-year-old has refused to let the criticism get the better of him and he is now ready for a fresh new start with the Gunners after scoring the equalising goal in their victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night.“I don’t care how people judge me,” said Lacazette, according to Reuters.“I know if I stay in Arsenal the club is happy and my team-mates as well. This is the most important thing.“It (last season) has finished and for me it’s the past. OK, when I didn’t score, of course I was frustrated but it’s finished. It was my first season so I can’t be too hard on myself, even if I wanted to score more goals.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I’ve learned from this and now I am happy to start a new season.”Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was signed by Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in January for a club record fee and the striker made an instant impression by scoring 10 goals in his first 13 Premier League games.But Lacazette denies that he feels any rivalry towards Aubameyang.“I never said it (Aubameyang’s arrival) was bad for me, only people in the press said it was bad,” he said.“I was happy because I knew I could play with him.“I didn’t see him as a rival, more like a team-mate, so since the beginning I was happy about his signature.”Arsenal will begin their Premier League campaign against Manchester City on August 12.last_img