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Alexandre Lacazette reveals which Arsenal player he was most looking forward to playing with

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It appears that Arsenal are starting to find their form after a poor start to the season. 

The Gunners were beaten early on in the Premier League by Stoke City and Liverpool, leaving many fans thinking that they'll struggle again this year. 

But they've since turned their fortunes around, with six wins in their last seven games. 

Arsene Wenger's side are now up to fifth in the table, level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea and just one point behind Tottenham, who are currently in third. 

Arguably, some of their recent success has been down to summer signing Alexandre Lacazette, who moved to London for around £46 million in July. 

The Frenchman has already scored four goals in six league appearances, making an instant impact at the Emirates. 

Fans will be hoping he can help Arsenal to challenge at the top domestically, as well as make an impact in the Europa League. 

Following Sunday's 2-0 home win against Brighton and Hove Albion, the 26-year-old has been speaking about what convinced him to become his new club's record signing. 

He's revealed that the quality of players already at Arsenal was one of the main reasons he wanted to secure a switch from France to England.

Lacazette especially wanted to play with Alexis Sanchez and has even suggested that the Chilean still impresses him in training.

“That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to come to Arsenal - to play with players of [Alexis’] calibre,” he told Arsenal Player, as per Goal.

“Just seeing him in training, I like the way he plays and his mental attitude. His approach makes me want to play alongside him - hopefully for many years.”

The only problem is that Lacazette may not get the opportunity to work with Sanchez much longer. 

The forward was expected to leave Arsenal last summer as his contract expires in 2018, so the fact that he's still at the Emirates now is a shock for some. 

With the player refusing to sign a new deal, there's almost no chance he'll stay past next June. What makes it even more painful for Arsenal is that he could leave on a free and join a big rival.

Manchester City were said to be interested before failing to reach a deal before deadline day, while Bayern Munich will be tracking the star - especially as there's a chance he could move for nothing next summer.

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