Arsenal manager Unai Emery has admitted that he wanted to sign Alexandre Lacazette during his time at Paris Saint Germain, according to talkSPORT.
The French striker joined Arsenal from Lyon in 2017 for a then club record fee after scoring an impressive 60 times in the previous two seasons for the French club.
His goal scoring prowess had attracted Emery who was managing PSG at the time and was working with the likes of Edison Cavani and later Kylian Mbappe and Santos Neymar.
When asked, Emery refused to compare his strikers at PSG to Lacazette and revealed that he had targeted the striker before he moved to Arsenal.
“They are different players, it is very difficult to compare,” Emery said.
“But for example, when I arrived at PSG we were thinking to sign Lacazette.
“His quality and his characteristics also we liked at PSG. Also, the people who were working there, they said to us, ‘This player has the quality to play for PSG’ when we were there.