Alexandre Lacazette has said Arsenal need a “miracle” if they are to win the Premier League this season, but added a return to the Champions League was always the club’s pivotal aim this season.
“It would be really complicated to win it at this point,” he said. “We would really need a miracle. City would need to lose a lot of their games and we know their record. But the goal in coming here was always to qualify for the Champions League and if we could get the title, fantastic.”
He says the urge of working with Wenger was a major part of him joining Arsenal, but added he does not want to follow in the footsteps of the club’s record goal scorer, Thierry Henry.
“It was really the meeting with the coach that made me want to come here. It was something I had thought about since I was little,” he said. “I had spoken about it a lot for many years with [Arsenal midfielder] Francis Coquelin but it was really all about that meeting with the coach.
“I benefit from his experience on a daily basis, especially his past and how he has worked with various strikers. We are always chatting about small things I can do to make little improvements. It will be a really nice record for him too.”
Asked if Henry’s success at the club served as inspiration, Lacazette added: “I guess. In terms of inspiration I do admire him but I wouldn’t want to copy him. Everyone has their own career, their own fate and everyone writes their own story.”
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