Alexandre Lacazette has said that he will ask his friend and France team-mate Antoine Griezmann to join him at Arsenal.
The Frenchman was linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer but following Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban a transfer broke down, leading to him signing a new contract.
Nevertheless, the striker is expected to depart the Spanish capital next summer and his France team-mate wants him at the Emirates Stadium.
“If he visits me in London, I’m going to ask him to sign for Arsenal,” Lacazette told Match of the Day magazine. “We’re very good friends and have lots of fun. Our nicknames for each other are Griezzy and Lacaz.”
The striker has also revealed which players should fit with him best on FIFA 18, again citing the Atleti striker and throwing in a former Lyon team-mate, who is now at Bayern Munich, for good measure.
“I’d say Griezmann and Corentin Tolisso,” the 26-year-old said. “Just like in FIFA Ultimate Team, we have a good chemistry and don’t need to talk to understand each other’s movements on the pitch. I’ve known them for a long time!”
Although Lacazette only moved from France in the summer, he is settling in with promise in the Premier League, having scored four times in seven outings.
“I like London, but the weather isn’t great! I’m having English lessons at the moment. Someone told me to avoid English food as it’s not very good for footballers,” he laughed.
“The main difference between here and France is there are a lot of very good strikers here – Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Jamie Vardy, Alvaro Morata. It’s going to be a challenge to win the Golden Boot!”