Skip to the content Home .:. About .:. Biography
Name Alexandre Lacazette
Gender Male
Ethnic French
Job French Footballer
  Arsenal FC Footballer
Desc Arsenal’s player of the year this season. Build-up play, ability to hold up the ball, added robustness and willingness to drop deep behind Aubameyang has turned him into an ideal striker in Emery’s set-up

Affiliation

Org French National Team
Club as Player Arsenal FC
  AS Lyon

2015 10 03 Retrieve

[Alexandre Lacazette on Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas] When you’re a young guy at the club, from the city, who’s never behaved badly towards anyone, to be treated like that […] yes, it’s hurtful. I’d just had my best season

2019 05 03 Retrieve

[Alexandre Lacazette played under a curse yet still got two goals and MOTM] I had two good balls from my team-mates, so … ‘thank you’ to them. I could have scored a third one to be better for the team, but unfortunately I didn’t. […] We want to win and go into the Champions League next season

2019 05 29 Retrieve

[Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are charged with leading Arsenal to glory in Wednesday’s Europa League final with Chelsea] Being friends and training together so much makes it much easiers

2019 07 06 Retrieve

[Alexandre Lacazette admits Arsenal are still a few seasons away from challenging for the biggest titles] A club like Arsenal has to be playing in the Champions League every season. We will start to think to think about winning the biggest titles in a few seasons, but first we need to make sure we are in the Champions League consistently again.

[Lacazette sees signs of encouragement, saying of the 2018-19 campaign] It’s been positive. We had a new coach with a new approach, and I think I’ve played well - better than in the previous season. And we’ve played bigger, more important games

2019 07 21 Retrieve

[Eddie Nketiah’s performance on the day was the headliner for the young guns, while Lacazette’s effort was the standout among those that would be considered guaranteed first-teamers] Today [Nketiah] played well. He scored two goals for the team, so that is obviously good for us, but he also ran a lot for the team. The team worked a lot for him, so everything is good. I like to play behind the striker, normally it’s [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang] or with Mesut Ozil behind me, but when I play with someone else I have to play deeper. I like to play with the team, to pick up the ball, so for me it was a good day

: 2019 07 28 Unai Emery has attempted to downplay concerns after Alexandre Lacazette limped off just 12 minutes into Arsenal’s Emirates Cup clash with Lyon.

2019 09 13 Retrieve

[Alexandre Lacazette has been forced onto the sidelines at Arsenal, with it revealed that the striker has been playing through the pain of an ankle problem] After assessments to an ongoing ankle issue, we have advised that Alex will need to rest and strengthen his ankle to regain full fitness. Alexandre Lacazette has been playing through this injury for several weeks. He is likely to be back in action in October

2019 10 15 Retrieve

[Alexandre Lacazette says Matteo Guendouzi wants to be one of the best players in his position] He is like the younger brother [in the friendship group with me and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang]! We all really have a good relationship, we like to work and to laugh together so it’s really good. I’m really happy for Matteo [for being named September Player of the Month], he played really well, he helped the team when we needed him, he is really improving each season so we are all really happy with his performances this month.

We can see that every top midfielder in the world is like this [in terms of demanding the ball and being brave]. They all want to take the ball. Matteo has a good ambition, he wants to be one of the best players in his position so every day he is trying to be the best and this month he showed that he can be

2019 10 17 Retrieve

[Lacazette offers Arsenal timely fitness boost as French striker returns to full training] After assessments to an ongoing ankle issue, we have advised that Alex will need to rest and strengthen his ankle to regain full fitness. Alex has been playing through this injury for several weeks. He is likely to be back in action in October

[The Gunners have revealed on their official website, when offering an update on those nursing knocks] Alex is progressing well and is back in full training. Decision on his participation for Monday’s match at Sheffield United will be made in the forthcoming days

[Emile Smith Rowe is another to have returned to Emery’s plans, with Arsenal saying of the 19-year-old midfielder] Fully recovered from collision against Nottingham Forest in Carabao Cup. Available for selection

[Reiss Nelson is, however, still stuck on the treatment table] Left knee (ligament injury). Sustained during the Standard Liege (h) match. Aiming to return to full training in November

Last Friday (October 11), all non-international first-team squad players, apart from Alex Lacazette, took part in a 90-minute match against a Reading XI at London Colney. There were no associated issues in this match. Some international players will not be returning until Friday, when they will be assessed ahead of Monday’s match

2019 11 10 Retrieve

[Alexandre Lacazette concedes Arsenal are short of confidence in the wake of a recent 2-0 loss to Leicester City] We miss confidence and we need the international break. I hope we are going to come back well. We need to work more than we do now to find confidence. We are very disappointed, we had chances in the first half [against Leicester]. We couldn’t score and you need to take your chances in this type of game. We have to work again and keep working everyday. But I think we didn’t play so bad, we just missed our chances in the first half

[Lacazette remains hopeful Arsenal can secure a spot in the top four by season’s end] We want to be top four of course. Now we are nine points behind Chelsea and Leicester and it is going to be hard but everything is possible in football. We still have time until the end of the season. We are going to work to come back

2019 11 14 Retrieve

[Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette says under-pressure manager Unai Emery retains the full backing of the squad] The group definitely supports the coach and I’m sure the club does as well. We’re working together every day on a constant basis to pick up the slack. We’re a very tight group and we’re doing everything we can to improve

Obviously we’re not at the top of our game at the moment, but we remain leaders in the Europa League, we’re still in the running in the championship. I think now we just need to work on keeping things calm and moving forward with that

2020 01 06 Retrieve

[Alexandre Lacazette says head coach Mikel Arteta shouted a lot at half-time to rouse Arsenal into an improved second-half performance] He shouted a lot! He was not happy because we knew they were going to play like this and we didn’t respect what he said. The second half was better and thank you, Reiss, for the goal! Emotions are very high. They played very well in the first half and of course Leeds are a great team, I think they pressed us and we didn’t expect it. We got the final goal in the end and that’s the most important thing

2020 01 20 Retrieve

[Alexandre Lacazette is looking for Arsenal to become nastier] They were not very dangerous but this match summarises how we are this season. We are winning the match but don’t get it over the line. We are quite naive at the moment. We need to be nastier and more consistent in the 90th to 93rd minutes of matches. Especially when we can do better than this. We have the players required. It is a shame

2020 02 10 Retrieve

[Lacazette hails Arteta impact] We are more together now. The way we think as well on the pitch and outside the pitch. Tactically we are better and we’re going to see a big improvement in the next few weeks

2020 02 17 Retrieve

[Alexandre Lacazette explains reaction to Arsenal teammates’ celebration after goal vs Newcastle] I am really, really happy because I waited for this moment for a long time. As well, I am touched because of the way all my team-mates reacted when I scored that goal. It means a lot to me and a lot for the spirit we have in the team. This is good. It was really hard and complicated, because sometimes I had some games with no chances, sometimes I missed or the goalkeeper saved it. Of course for a striker it is always hard to not score, but it happens in football. Hopefully it is the last time for me

2020 02 17b Retrieve

[Lacazette warns Arsenal’s Premier League rivals over ‘confident’ Pepe] I used to say we need to be patient with Nicolas Pepe. He is still young, he came from another league and it is always different. The Premier League is the hardest league in the world I think, so you have to be nice with new players like him. He is someone who needs confidence and when you give him confidence he is better. He just needs time to understand how the league is and now we can see a really good Nicolas Pepe

I talk a little bit with him but he can just learn himself with time. But it is always hard because everybody is different. Everybody reacts differently in situations

2020 02 17c Retrieve

[Lacazette reveals pain of ‘hard and complicated’ Arsenal goal drought] I am really, really happy because I waited for this moment for a long time. As well, I was touched because of the way all my team-mates reacted when I scored that goal. It meant a lot to me and a lot for the spirit we have in the team

[Focusing on just how difficult his spell without a goal had been] It was really hard and complicated, because sometimes I had some games with no chances, sometimes I missed or the goalkeeper saved it. Of course for a striker it is always hard to not score, but it happens in football. Hopefully it is the last time for me

[Lacazette insists that for now, that is not something that he and his team-mates are focusing on] I think it is early to talk because they [City] can do an appeal and often it happens in football that it gets cancelled. So us, we just focus on ourself and we just play our football. Of course [it is an opportunity], but even without this we just want to win for the team and fans and to be as high as possible

2020 02 20 Retrieve

[Arteta is not a man who will have his authority questioned] Arteta demands a lot of things. I wouldn’t say he is strict, but he knows what he wants and when it is not good, we know that

2020 02 26 Retrieve

[Alexandre Lacazette believes Arsenal prospect Bukayo Saka has a claim to being the Premier League’s best young player] He’s really good. I think he is maybe the best young player in the league. He needs to improve in a few things, but we can see the quality he has, and he’s humble - this is the best thing, I think, for him. He is really humble, he wants to work and accepts criticism because he wants to improve

Why is Saka the best? It’s simple, his quality. He has a good left foot and, because he’s humble, it’s there for him to improve

2020 02 26b Retrieve

[Lacazette speaks out on Arsenal exit reports] I didn’t know about this. I did not know. I have a contract with the club so there is no point for me to leave, everybody is happy with me at the club

[Lacazette is desperate to see his striker partner remain in north London well beyond the next 18 months] It’s really important. He’s one of the best or maybe he’s been the best player this season for Arsenal. Obviously I hope he’s going to stay. I think people should talk more about Auba and what he is doing in the game because he is more than a goalscorer, he is working a lot for the team defensively and making space for the other striker - Eddie [Nketiah] or me. I think if we start to win more trophies, people will talk more about what he is doing for the team

2020 02 27 Retrieve

[World-class Aubameyang leading by example at Arsenal] I think people should talk more about Auba and what he is doing in the game. He is more than a goalscorer, he is working a lot for the team defensively and making space for the other striker - Eddie Nketiah or me. I think if we start to win more trophies, people will talk more about what he is doing

2020 03 03 Retrieve

[Lacazette has cooled reports suggesting a clause in his contract could allow him to leave Emirates Stadium this summer] I did not know. Yes, I have a contract with the club so there is no point for me to leave, everybody is happy with me at the club.

A lot of people can talk. There is always something to say so I don’t really think about this. sIf the manager, the coach, my team-mates are happy with me then that’s the most important thing

2020 03 07 Retrieve

[Lacazette: It’s my job to give Arteta a headache after struggles for Arsenal starts] I’m happy to score for the team. We worked hard. It was a difficult game. I’m happy. They deserved more because of the chances they created. This is football, sometimes you don’t get what you deserve. It is my job to give the manager a big headache. I’m struggling to make the first team but I’m happy to score again today. I know that now I have to play well again the next game. Everyone wants to give their best and it’s normal that whenever we do that we will perform as a team

2020 03 08 Retrieve

[Alexandre Lacazette happy to give Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta a selection headache] This is my job, to give the manager a big headache because he’s putting together the first 11. I am happy to score and we won so everything is good. We have to play well to get a game. Everybody wants to give their best and normally when everyone does we perform well.

[The victory keeps Arsenal’s hopes of European qualification for next season alive – but Lacazette does not want to start working out what is required from the run-in to achieve their goals] It’s too early I think to count the points. We’re going to play and see at the end of the season where we finish. We won three points [against West Ham] and that was important for us in the table. It was hard, and a difficult game, we are lucky I think

2020 04 23 Retrieve

[Arsenal stars Lacazette, Xhaka, Nicolas Pepe and David Luiz warned over breaking lockdown rules] Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will be speaking to our players. We were concerned so we have spoken to Nicolas, who shares a house with a number of relatives who were involved in this game. We have reminded him of the importance of everyone following the guidelines

2020 05 17 Retrieve

[Lacazette facing Arsenal punishment after balloon pictures emerge] This is a private matter which we are taking seriously. It will be handled internally

2020 05 17b Retrieve

[Lacazette found himself behind Eddie Nketiah in the pecking order in the games leading up to football’s suspension in March] It is my job to give the manager a big headache. I’m struggling to make the first team but I’m happy to score again

2020 06 03 Retrieve

[Lacazette’s attempts to wrestle his place back from Nketiah will not have been helped with an incident during the lockdown which saw him plastered across the front page of a national newspaper appearing to inhale gas from a balloon] This is a private matter which we are taking seriously. It will be handled internally

2020 06 03b Retrieve

[Speaking after the game, Lacazette described his barren run as hard and complicated] For a striker it is always hard to not score, but it happens in football. Hopefully it is the last time for me

[Despite his struggles this term, Lacazette remains a hugely popular member of Arsenal’s squad - something that was highlighted by the way he was mobbed after breaking his duck against Newcastle] I was touched because of the way all my team-mates reacted when I scored that goal. It meant a lot to me