Arsenal ace Alexandre Lacazette reveals how he became a striker despite playing as goalkeeper

Arsenal ace Alexandre Lacazette reveals how he became a striker despite playing as goalkeeper

- Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette has revealed how his mother convinced him to become a striker

- The Frenchman explained that his initial love was for him to become a goalkeeper

- Lacazette has been impressive since joining the Gunners from French club Lyon

Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has explained how his mother prevented him from becoming a goalkeeper.

Since joining the Gunners last summer from French club Lyon, Lacazette has been impressive for Arsenal in the Premier League, and also in the Europa League championship.

The 26-year-old Frenchman has now revealed the superb love he had for goalkeeping but stressed that his mother convinced him to become a striker.

My mum never wanted me to be a goalkeeper - Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette celebrates a goal (photo: Metro)

“I did like playing in goal too but my mum wasn’t very keen as she thought being a goalie was too dangerous! She said that I either played as a forward or not at all.

“Sometimes I was embarrassed for the opposition if there was a huge goal difference between the two teams but that didn’t happen all the time.

“I suppose temperament wise, I was quite reserved as I still am. I just liked playing football with my friends,'' he explained.

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Lacazette was the second-top scorer in Ligue 1 last season with 28 goals, and in the process attracted interest from Atletico Madrid whom he was close to joining before their transfer ban was upheld.

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