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Alexandre Lacazette is in the best form of his career

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Alexandre Lacazette believes he’s in the form of his life following an impressive campaign for Arsenal.

After a below-par debut season, Lacazette has bounced back in style with some solid displays under new Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

The Frenchman has also formed a lethal partnership up front with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the duo proving to be a troublesome combination for defences in both the Premier League and Europa League.

So far, Lacazette has bagged an impressive haul of 19 goals and 13 assists in 48 appearances for Arsenal this season.

“I’ve played the best football of my career this season and for Arsenal, not because of the goals I scored, but in my game – I really improved,” Lacazette told Arsenal Player.

“Being able to contribute without scoring is important for the team. For me, as well as now, I enjoy working like this for my team-mates because I know it is going to be easier for them.

“In the past, I have always learnt that if you work for them, they will give you back the ball fast, and that is why I’m happy to help them.”

Lacazette was named Arsenal’s Player of the Year for his strong form over the past eight months.

He added: “Individual awards are not really, really important. It is always a pleasure, of course, to receive things like this, but it is not the first thing I’m thinking of when I play football. I want to win a title, like the Europa League.

“I always do my best on the pitch even if sometimes I’m not good – but I always try to be the best. I fight for the club, so of course, I fight for them, for me, for my team-mates, for the coach, for my family and for everybody.

“I just want to win and everyone will support me. Everyone is behind me, so of course, I will fight for them as well.”

Lacazette will now be hoping to fire Arsenal to Europa League glory ahead of their final with Chelsea in Baku on May 29.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s fifth goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and AFC Bournemouth at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)