Alexandre Lacazette admits he signed for Arsenal to play with Alexis Sanchez

The Arsenal signing admits he moved to the Gunners to play alongside Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette Photo: Puma

Alexandre Lacazette has admitted that he signed for Arsenal to play alongside Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners signed the France international in a club-record £52m deal from Ligue 1 side Lyon in the summer transfer window to bolster their attacking options.

Lacazette has already made a swift start to the Premier League campaign following a return of four goals in seven games in the English top flight this term.

The 26-year-old has already scored against Leicester City, Bournemouth and West Brom this season to make an effortless transition to the Premier League this term.

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates Stadium after entering the final 12 months of his current contract with the Gunners.

The north London side managed to prevent the Chile international from completing a move to Manchester City in the summer but Sanchez will be available on a free transfer next summer.

But Lacazette will be hoping that Sanchez will decide to remain at Arsenal given his admission that he moved to the north London club to play with the South American.

“That’s also one of the reasons why I wanted to come to Arsenal,” Lacazette told RMC Sport.

“To play with players of his [Sanchez’s] calibre. Just seeing him in training, I like the way he plays and his mental attitude.

“His approach makes me want to play alongside him – hopefully for many years.”

Arsenal won the FA Cup last season thanks to a 2-1 win against Chelsea at Wembley.

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