Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette joins boyhood club Lyon France as a free agent this summer following the expiration of his contract at the Emirates stadium.
Speaking at his unveiling, the striker talked about the wealth of experience he gathered at Arsenal and stated that he believes that his stay at the London club has advanced his leadership qualities.
“I think I advanced in my leadership, I earnt more experience. I also progressed in my game as well. I know the house and the values of the club. There has maybe been a little fracture in the past seasons (at Lyon) and I hope to help everyone refind their love for the club.”“My return became evident a few weeks back. Even without Europe, the project is important. I feel as though I’ll be useful in the dressing room and on the pitch. Returning was the best decision to make.
The 31-year-old revealed the events that led to his return to the Ligue 1 outfit and his conversation with the manager.
“Bosz called me last week and we chatted. It was a short call, but he told me what he expected from me. I also already knew what was happening at Lyon, but the club came out to see me. It was a strong signal.”
The striker spent five years away from Lyon. He talked about the changes at the club and the role that he will play in returning to the side as a more experienced player.
“I can see changes at the training centre. There are more people. You can see the difference, there is ambition. I have a role, a big role with the young players, I know. I will do my best to allow us all to have a beautiful season. At a young age, I wanted to make a mark in the history of the club. I have already started and I don’t want to stop.”