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

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

Lacazette’s frustrations

The Frenchman joined the Gunners in the summer of 2017 from Ligue 1 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, he 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, the 29-year-old is yet to secure a piece of major silverware whilst on Arsenal’s books.

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

But this trophy isn’t exactly anything to brag about, and Lacazette himself clearly doesn’t rate it too highly, either, with the Frenchman having 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 his trophy drought on Saturday evening.

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

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

But with Arsenal having finished in a dismal 8th place in the Premier League this year, the FA Cup final also represents a chance for them to secure European football for next season.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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