Alexandre Lacazette explains why he didn’t celebrate his first Arsenal goal

Alexandre Lacazette opened his Arsenal goalscoring account after just two minutes (Picture: Getty)
Alexandre Lacazette opened his Arsenal goalscoring account after just two minutes (Picture: Getty)

Alexandre Lacazette admitted even he was surprised by how quickly he was able to open his goalscoring account for Arsenal.

The club’s record £52million summer signing from Lyon scored the first goal of the Premier League season on Friday night against Leicester City with just his second touch in English football.

Lacazette, who scored 137 times during his Ligue 1 career, normally celebrates his goals with enthusiasm and a broad smile, but chose to greet his first Arsenal strike in subdued fashion.

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‘It was a rollercoaster ride but it went well,’ said Lacazette. ‘We let in some goals we could have avoided but we’ll work to ensure we don’t concede any more like that during the season. Fortunately we ended the game on a high.

‘I think it was still too early [to celebrate properly when I scored]. That’s how it came about but I think it was perhaps too early to celebrate because we didn’t know how the match was going to pan out.

‘It was good. Obviously I’m still getting used to the English game, the positives and negatives, shall we say, but I’m learning. It’s interesting.

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‘Let’s say the referee tends to let play continue… and you only really understand that when you experience it. Not that it’s a positive or a negative, it’s just the way the game is and you get used to it. It’s nice.

‘It is different to the French league but I knew that already. It’s up to me to adapt.’

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