Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has explained why he chose to join the Gunners instead of Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Lacazette became the most expensive signing in the club’s history in July when he moved to the Emirates Stadium for an initial £46.4million.
The French forward had been linked with moves to numerous top clubs over the summer, with PSG mooted as his most likely destination.
Lacazette had made a name for himself with his prolific spell at Lyon, but admitted that he “wanted to play in another league”.
“We talked to PSG but I knew it was not where I wanted to go. In France, I would only play for Lyon,” he told RMC Sport.
“PSG could have helped me progress because they of the big players they have but I wanted to play in another league.”
The 26-year-old has scored four goals in seven games so far for the Gunners, but is looking to “become stouter in front of goal” as the season progresses.
“In the Emirates, I have been efficient. Now I have to keep going and have the same stats away from home,” he added.
“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.”