Arsenal New Boy Reveals That Henry Gave Him A Pep Talk
Arsenal New Boy Reveals That Thierry Henry Gave Him A Pep Talk
Arsenal new boy Alexandre Lacazette has revealed that he once got a massive kick up the backside from Thierry Henry that helped him become a prolific goalscorer.
The 26-year-old was officially unveiled as a Gunner on Wednesday after he completed his move from Lyon for a fee of £52 million (R907 million).
The striker has now admitted that French legend Henry sat down with him in New York one day, and told him to sort himself out at his former club if he was to fulfil his potential as a player.
"Thierry shook me up. He told me I always have to keep working on myself, which you tend to forget when you're young," Lacazette told Arsenal's official TV channel.
"When a player like Thierry speaks, you can't ignore what he's saying to you. I realised that to be a great player meant permanent hard work. Someone like him always wanted to improve, even with the career he had."
The France international also spoke about how he feels the timing was right for his move to the Emirates.
"I think it's the right moment to leave. I want to discover something else, to take risks by going up a level," he added.
"It's all well and good saying I score goals, I know very well that on a European scale, I'm still not well known. I want to see if I can answer the questions people are asking."
Lacazette made 45 appearances for Lyon last season, scoring 37 goals in all competitions.
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