Alexandre Lacazette opens up on trophy frustrations: ‘I came to Arsenal to win trophies’

Alexandre Lacazette has recently bee discussing his desire to lift a trophy with Arsenal

Lacazette’s frustrations

The Frenchman joined the Gunners in the summer of 2017 from French outfit, Lyon.

Arsenal are understood to have paid somewhere in the region of £47m for the hitman.

And whilst Lacazette has had a few shaky spells at the Emirates, Lacazette has still proven a useful asset for the north Londoners.

All told, Lacazette has scored 48 and assisted 25 during his stint in the English capital.

However, Lacazette has never been able to garner any major silverware whilst on Arsenal’s books.

Yes, Arsenal did win the Community Shield during Lacazette’s first summer at the club.

But said trophy isn’t exactly anything to brag about and Lacazette himself clear isn’t too impressed with it either as he has recently opened up on his trophy frustrations:

“I came to Arsenal to win trophies. Yes, it’s been really frustrating, but this is part of football. Nothing is ever easy and this is why I love this sport because you can learn from this and become a great man with these kinds of experiences.”

Lacazette continued:

“But obviously at the end you are a bit disappointed. So you just go forward to the next season to change this and to reach your targets. So obviously this time it’s a really big game for me and for Arsenal.

“We know Arsenal is the team that has won this cup the most, so even if the fans are not in the stadium we know they will be following us all over the world.

“European football is really important. It’s going to bring money to the club for the future. Players who have a lot of ambitions want to play in Europe and I think it will be easier to sign new players and to keep all the players in the group with the Europa League.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC at Emirates Stadium on July 15, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Chelsea

Lacazette, of course, has the perfect chance to end that trophy drought on Saturday evening.

After Mikel Arteta and co. somewhat surprisingly knocked Manchester City out of the FA Cup in the semi-final stages, they will now face Chelsea on Saturday in the competition’s showpiece.

The tie is huge for both sides as it will see one of Arteta or Lampard earn their first piece of silverware as a manager.

But with Arsenal finishing in a dismal 8th place in the Premier League this year, the final also represents a chance for them to secure European football for the forthcoming campaign.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Liverpool FC 38 52 99
2 Manchester City FC 38 67 81
3 Manchester United FC 38 30 66
4 Chelsea FC 38 15 66
5 Leicester City FC 38 26 62
6 Tottenham Hotspur FC 38 14 59
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 38 11 59
8 Arsenal FC 38 8 56
9 Sheffield United FC 38 0 54
10 Burnley FC 38 -7 54
11 Southampton FC 38 -9 52
12 Everton FC 38 -12 49
13 Newcastle United FC 38 -20 44
14 Crystal Palace FC 38 -19 43
15 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 38 -15 41
16 West Ham United FC 38 -13 39
17 Aston Villa FC 38 -26 35
18 AFC Bournemouth 38 -25 34
19 Watford FC 38 -28 34
20 Norwich City FC 38 -49 21
Player Team Goals
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 23
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 22
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 22
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 20
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 19
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 18
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 18
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 17
Martial, Anthony Manchester United FC 17
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 17
Aguero, Sergio Manchester City FC 16
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 15
Jesus, Gabriel Manchester City FC 14
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 14
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City FC 13
Richarlison Everton FC 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 11
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City FC 11

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