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Arsenal news: Alexandre Lacazette denies he wanted to quit Unai Emery’s side in search of regular action after being linked with a loan move away

French star began first three Premier League matches on the bench but scored the winner when handed the chance to partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against Cardiff

Alexandre Lacazette has denied he wanted to leave Arsenal and claims he is happy at ‘one of the best clubs”.

The French striker cost the Gunners a whopping £52m from Lyon a year ago but was linked with a loan move away before last week’s transfer window.

Alexandre Lacazette has denied he ever thought about leaving Arsenal

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Alexandre Lacazette has denied he ever thought about leaving Arsenal

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New Arsenal boss Unai Emery started the 27-year-old on the bench for his first three Premier League matches but named him up front with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against Cardiff on Sunday.

Lacazette responded by scoring in the 3-2 win in Arsenal’s first away win of the season.

And he has since rubbished reports suggesting he wanted out of The Emirates due to his lack of action before the trip to Wales.

He told Sky Sports: “I don’t know who said this stuff, but I am at one of the best clubs in London and I am happy at Arsenal.


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The French forward scored the winner against Cardiff on his first start of the season

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The French forward scored the winner against Cardiff on his first start of the season

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have scored seven goals in the four games they have played together

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have scored seven goals in the four games they have played together

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“It’s always going to be hard to be in the first XI at a club like this, but I always keep fighting and working. I won’t play every week just because of one game.

“Every day I have to work and show the coach I work well and I deserve my place.”

Lacazette produced an impressive matchwinning display at the Cardiff City Stadium as he was paired with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for just the fourth time since the Gabon international arrived in January from Borussia Dortmund.

Both men got on the scoresheet and have produced seven in total while on the pitch together, and the France international seems to be hoping the duo get more opportunities.

Lacazette said: “It’s nice to play together because we complement each other’s strengths.

“He deserved to score because he has worked so hard since the start of the season.

“The Chelsea game was hard for him because he missed some chances, but it was nice to play well with him. The system was good, we worked on it all week. It was different, but good.”


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