Alexandre Lacazette insisted he is “really happy” at Arsenal after helping the Gunners kick off the new Premier League season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Fulham.
Summer signings Willian and Gabriel both starred on their Arsenal debuts at Craven Cottage, the former Chelsea playmaker finishing with three assists while the ex-Lille defender headed home his side’s second.
Lacazette had opened the scoring in the eighth minute when he capitalised on a loose ball, with strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang adding Arsenal’s third before the hour mark.
Lacazette has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid but the French forward dismissed any suggestions he is unhappy at the Emirates Stadium.
“I am really happy,” he told the club website after the game.
“It’s only the press that says I’m not happy. From the beginning I’ve said I am happy at Arsenal and I want to play and win titles.
“We won a title last month so I am happy with Arsenal.”
On the performance itself, Lacazette added: “Yes, it was the best way to start the season. We wanted to win today and get the clean sheet.
“Defensively I think we did some good stuff and respected what the coach wanted. At the end, we won so everyone is happy today.”
It’s only the press that says I’m not happy.