Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette rejected Paris Saint-Germain in favour of north London
Posted: 4 October 2017 Time: 08:23
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has revealed he rejected the chance to join Paris Saint-Germain in favour of his move to north London.
The France international joined the Gunners in August for a club-record fee which could rise to £52m following his 36 goals in 44 appearances for Lyon last season.
And Lacazette has now revealed he held talks with PSG during the transfer period but ultimately rejected the French giants in favour of a move to the Emirates Stadium.
Lacazette told RMC Sport: "We talked to PSG but I knew it was not where I wanted to go. In France, I would only play for Lyon.
"PSG could have helped me progress because they of the big players they have but I wanted to play in another league."
Lacazette has quickly established himself in the Arsenal squad with four goals in his first seven Premier League appearances, although his failure to find the back of the net away from home is something the forward is keen on rectifying.
"In the Emirates, I have been efficient. Now I have to keep going and have the same stats away from home," Lacazette said.
"I still have to work on some points, even if it's going well. I can still develop my relationships with my midfielders and defenders.
"I also want to become stouter in front of goal because in England the referee does not whistle."