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Reason I Turned Down Paris Saint-Germain For Arsenal



France and Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has revealed he held transfer talks with French giants Paris Saint-Germain before opting to move to the Premier League.

Lacazette became Arsenal’s most expensive signing in a deal with Ligue1 side Olympique Lyon supposedly worth £52.7million in July.

The 26-year-old France international, who has scored four goals in seven Premier League appearances, said he could have stayed in his country with PSG.

“We talked with PSG but I knew it was not where I wanted to go. In France, I would only play for Lyon,” Lacazette revealed to RMC Sport.

“PSG could have helped me progress since they have the big players but I wanted to play in another league.”

It has been a hard start to the season for Arsenal, however, Arsene Wenger’s men are seven matches unbeaten in all competitions since their 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.

The North London side are fifth in the Premier League, six points shy of table-toppers Manchester City, while the Londoners have won their opening two Europa League matches.

“I have confidence in the title, regardless of whether in the Premier League or in the Europa League,” Lacazette included.

“We have a big group, everybody gets along, it’s not always the best that wins.”

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