Alexandre Lacazette makes History with Arsenal on his first English Premier League match

Alexandre Lacazette, the French footballer who plays for Arsenal FC, has joined the league of only 7 players who scored in their first Premier League matches for the club.

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Lacazette, 26, is popular for his pace, dribbling skills and amazing goal-scoring abilities.

The France international footballer scored after 94 seconds in EPL’s first match of the 2017/18 season between Leicester City and Arsenal.

A cross from Egyptian player Mohamed Elneny was all Lacazette needed to slot in a goal past Kasper Schmeichel in the game which ended 4-3 to the Gunners favor.

Today’s record equals Kevin Campbell’s, the Arsenal veteran who scored against on the mark against Manchester City in their 1994 encounter at Highbury.

Other strikers who achieved the feat include Colombia great Faustino Asprilla, Fredrik Ljungberg, Emmanuel Adebayor, Thomas Vermaelen and Samir Nasri.

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A total of £183m was spent on the EPL’s trio — Alvaro Morata, Romelu Lukaku and Alexandre Lacazette, who has stepped up to juggle Arsenal big names such as Alexis Sanchez to his feet.

Manchester United reportedly wrote off Lacazette as a ‘slow and sluggish striker,’ but he seems to have proven Arsenal’s £52m as a wise investment. Let’s hope he continues shaming doubters.

“He has a different game to Giroud, which I think is good because you need different types of strikers,” Arsenal legend Thierry Henry said on Sky Sports.

“Sometimes you’ll need Giroud or even [Alexis] Sanchez in the middle and sometimes you’ll need [Danny] Welbeck or [Theo] Walcott, whoever will have an impact.”

Lacazette played his first game for France in June 2013, having represented the country at all youth levels. He won the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship with the France under-19 team, scoring the match-winning goal in the final against Spain.