Mesut Ozil excited by Lacazette’s arrival

Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette

Following the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil, is looking forward to the new Premier Season, with the hope of building a formidable partnership with the ex-Lyon man.

Lacazette, who became the club’s record signing after arriving from Lyon for a fee of £52m, was Atletico Madrid bound before a transfer ban upheld by the Court of Abitration for Sports, CAS, ensured the deal fell through.

Having scored over 70 league goals in the last three ligue 1 seasons, Ozil can’t wait to link-up with the France International, describing the 26-year-old striker as “ice-cold.”

“I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “He’s a very good striker who has scored many goals in Ligue 1, not just this season but in previous seasons too. We’re really happy to have such a class striker here with us.

“From what I’ve heard, he’s meant to be very good, always hungry for goals and ice-cold when he gets into a scoring position.

“My friends who follow the French league know him well and have told me that I’ll definitely have fun with him on the pitch.

Mesut Ozil
Ozil recorded nine Premier League assists in 2016/17 but created 98 chances for his Arsenal teammates

“I hope that he’ll be able to take us further with his goals.

“I’m sure he’s happy to be here and to be able to play with us, and we’re pleased to be able to assist him and help him to score as many goals as possible,” the 28-year-old added.

Lacazette, who scored 37 times in all competitions last season, had a conversion rate of 38.89%, which was bettered by none of the 22 strikers who scored more than 20 league goals in Europe’s top five leagues, according to Squawka.

Ozil has assisted over 30 goals in the last three seasons in the English Premier League.

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