Alexandre Lacazette has not had the easiest of rides since joining Arsenal from Lyon last year.
Under former manager Arsene Wenger, the striker had to settle for a bit-part role and that has continued with Unai Emery now at the helm.
With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being preferred up front, Lacazette has failed to make the starting lineup for the club’s first three Premier League fixtures.
Against Cardiff City at the weekend, however, the Frenchman was selected to lead the line, with Aubameyang dropping wide left.
It paid off for Emery as Lacazette scored the winner in a dramatic 3-2 victory over Cardiff City.
The North London outfit relinquished their lead twice before being saved by the striker’s hit, but there were rumours in the summer that the Gunners may not have even had Lacazette in their squad this season.
Due to his lack of game time, there were rumblings that the 27-year-old would leave on loan to rack up minutes on the pitch.
According to the London Evening Standard, Lacazette has refuted these claims, but while pledging his commitment to Arsenal, he claimed that he is at “one of the best clubs in London”.
Some Arsenal fans are unhappy with his phrasing as they believe that their club is the best in the country’s capital.